They can be taught!

So we’ve been continuing the battle of the the better meal at my house, and so far we only have one major hold out — our ‘problem’ player who only plays sociopaths and installs and plays games while we’re around the gaming table and almost never arrives on time for anything (which is a big problem when he’s driving other players).

It seems that sending out an email a day before announcing what food we’re making and leaving it at that has gotten most of of them on board. Several have asked for use of the kitchen to start making food as well, and in two weeks one of our players will be making dinner with my blessing in my kitchen. Two others have volunteered, and we’re working on a potluck style dinner every two weeks.

I’m hoping this will stick, as well as make them feel ‘invested’ as opposed to being ‘mothered’. Either way, I’m pleased with the step in the right direction. The last two games we’ve done well– two weeks ago there were no left overs, and last night the root vegetable and beef stew that was prepared got rave reviews from our gaming group (the meat was so tender it fell apart in the pot!) and made me bless my crock pot… I look forward to eating the leftovers tomorrow at work for lunch!

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4 responses

  1. Kristina

    Awesome! Glad to hear your problem seems to be going towards resolution!

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    May 17, 2010 at 1:01 am

  2. pym93

    I’m also glad to hear they’re coming around. It really strikes me as odd that they would shun food like that! It seems a much easier solution than the days I remember, of trying to find a restaurant that would seat 15+ without reservations…

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    May 17, 2010 at 2:36 am

  3. Slythe

    Great news, normality has resumed 🙂

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    May 17, 2010 at 10:26 am

  4. W00T! Get those gamers eating more than junk. Well done.

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    May 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm

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