It isn’t uncommon for family and friends to help out new parents in the first weeks of their child’s life, especially with prepared meals so they don’t have to worry about cooking. But one couple in Philadelphia asked a bit too much of their circle,and they're being ridiculed for it.
Jim and Alex Burns are expecting their first child at the end of this month, so they set up a profile on the website Meal Train, which allows folks to organize meal giving, and other things that can help new parents. Now while this can be a helpful way of not getting too much stuff all at once, the Burns seems to have gotten a little greedy with their requests.
The couple actually had the nerve to list more than 30 specific meals they would love to have delivered, and we aren't talking just meatloaf or pasta. They listed foods they hated, as well as dietary restrictions and specific recipes. For example, they requested things like “Paleo breakfast egg muffins with thinly sliced cremini mushrooms, pork breakfast sausage and three tablespoons of melted and cooled ghee,” as well as “Spiced lentil, sweet potato and kale whole wheat pockets.” They even noted that to prevent them from being “distracted” they are going to “put a big white cooler in our side yard,” for people to just place the food.
- In addition to meals, the couple also said they were looking for a “check-in train,” so folks could check in and see if they need anything else, like chores being done, walking the dog, or “simply bringing your smile and some conversation.”
- After sharing their Meal Train page on their neighborhood’s social media page, someone then shared it on Twitter, and the couple received immediate backlash.
- “Amazon Prime and Door Dash/Uber Eats/Grub Hub all exist. I’m all for a meal train but aside from actual allergies from food, you should be grateful for what you get,” one person noted. “I also get the Check Ins but JEEZ they are high maintenance.”
- Another noted, “So basically, he's not sure he'll get enough sleep to be able to step up and help his wife with the household duties, and he's asking the neighborhood to that s**t FOR him.”