Wednesday, August 13, 2014
If you have not read Part 1 - none of this will make sense. Actually, this is more of an epilogue than anything else.
I went over yesterday to tutor again (Cramming! Its not just for college students!). The husband kindly brought over a cup of tea and then an apple pie. However he very carefully brought over the whole pie, a plate, fork and knife so I could cut my own piece.
Nope. Thank you kindly, but store bought pie is not where I am going to "spend" my calories.
So perhaps, as NancyAnne warned, he saw the cake in the garbage. I know his hospitality was in the right place. I love this family. My friend (the mom) is a lovely person and her son (my client) works really hard when he is with me. However, I'm really glad I quietly stood up for myself and equally glad that the message was received.
Food pushers (as OneKidsMom said) are everywhere and FREQUENTLY their hearts are in the right place. Food = love. This *is* the challenge we face. We need to find ways to reject their offerings without rejecting their affection. I was lucky this time. I'm so happy I was able to send a message and it was received without any dishonor. If we can find a way to send this message to others in our lives, we begin to take control and rebuild in a positive sense.