I was never very good at the home made bread either.
I remember years ago there was a bread strike and I had to make it. My husband and son ate it and said it was good but I think they ate more out of kindness to me and not to hurt my feelings.
I love an outsider toasted and while still warm spreading it with lashings of butter.
I always ate my crusts, with ten of us in the family I had no option.