Serena, my son Rick sounds just like Darren. When I prepare a meal for him the first thing he does is scrape off the potatoes. He tends to mostly eat meat, vege and occasionally bread but not too often.
I can't keep up with the flylady chores, when she sends about 20 chore emails to do each day (and being american based we have to do them one day behind or we don't get a full days worth) then there's the zone room of the week to do and when she tells us to wash fly screens for that room or stuff it can take me till 1pm or more before I'm though.
I loved it the time the email said to go outside and walk around the house and take down any new year or christmas lights or stuff that might be still lingering.
Then she sends you out to bless your heart (do your exercise) then report in the minutes. on weekends I just delete all the chore emails that arrive every 20 minutes (my weekends belong to the family)
The one I don't like is when you're told to grab a box and do a 27 fling. I have heaps of junk and would dearly love to throw out 27 items but my husband would get so mad at me if I even tried, so I just bypass that command.
It's nice how http://www.flylady.net
also helps you pick out economical meals for the family. And supplies a chatroom
This weeks zone is the master bedroom, I don't think I can ever declutter it as we don't have enough space elsewhere in the house to store the stuff and the attic is already full (DH George refuses to throw anything out) he has boxes from his cabling business filling up our guest room and I mean filling (bit of a worry as we have weekend guests coming)
Master Bedroom Flylady Detailed Cleaning List
WASH AREA RUGS
CLEAN OFF THE DESKS
WASH MATTRESS PAD/DUST RUFFLE
CULL SOME BOOKS FROM BOOKCASE
CLEAN UNDER THE BED