running blog

Contracting out


We are getting a bit dependant these days on younger son who loves to cook. He helps makes supper most days, chopping veg and discussing options with me and takes over at weekends to cook up a very good curry. Recently we have been bereft when he’s been out with his mates to eat and seriously worried about allowing him to go away on a school trip for a week. How would we cope?

Today I was going to rest from running but go out at midday for a cycle. I then got stuck into some work which I needed to finish so before I knew it, it was 6pm and my opportunity gone. I explained to younger son when he got home about my lack of Janathon activity.

He’d had double PE (not the favourite of an un sporty year 11) and suggested that seeing as I was able to contract out most of the cooking maybe I could do the same for exercise. He informed me that he ran around for a good 20 minutes at quite a pace for warm up and then played indoor tennis very badly.

I finished my work and let him prepare half of supper. Nice work Ed.

Janathon day 20.
Joker played.
Activity (and cooking) contracted out to 15 yr old son.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

5 thoughts on “Contracting out

  1. I like his thinking…might see what my housemate has been up to and consider some ‘contracting out’:-)

  2. Can I borrow him please – for both the exercise and the cooking?

  3. Pingback: Catch up | shazruns

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s