We two rarely sit down to a meal together, mainly Thanksgiving and Christmas with the kids, otherwise it is each one for themselves. Maybe we'll be eating together once Esther retires but we didn't this summer so no assurance. She often is out of the house before I know she is gone so I make my own breakfast, she eats at school and I make my own lunch and then since she most often does not come home from school until after 8 PM I have already fixed my own supper and then she fixes whatever she wants when she gets home. I have tried to prepare a few things such as fajitas, stew or chili that she may or may not choose to eat. I know this is not considered normal but whoever said that we were normal.