Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"All You Ever Think About is Eating"

That statment has been said over and over by my mother and is utterly untrue. I have a mind on my shoulders, a great mind I think, that thinks of, well, everything. Knitting, reading, write, this blog just to name a few and not including my debate on what the postal service should do to help become profitable.
Yes, I like food, particuarlly good food. And I'm just talking about taste. I'm talking about good, hearty, healthy stick-to-your-ribs food that screams comfort and simplicity. I like bagels the way I make them and cookies as well. My chicken and dumpling recipe, I believe, is second to none. It's an instict to think about food especially if it's about those "magical" hours of morning, noon, and evening. What's the crime in giving into instict for once? I guess, in my situation, since I have very little control over what I eat I do tend to think about good food more often then most people do.
In this day and age we do not have to think about food until a hour or less before we eat it. We rely on a third party to feed us as well. That's just scary to leave the decision of what's going in your chicken noodle soup up to the manufactures.
Just a few minutes ago I was face with that statement again from my mother, "All you ever think about is eating." Slying, calmly, I reply to my mother, a smoker, "All you ever think about is smoking." At least my habit provides nutrition and helps my body instead of hurting it. Another smoker, as he examined my Amy's Kitchen Lentil soup, costing $2.50 "At least I enjoy my cigerettes." "Well, I enjoy eating and the process of eating."
The more and more I step away from the "traditional" habits of my fellow consumers, the more I feel, well, strange.


Conny said...

I was checking back to see if anyone had left any advice/comments. I'm thinking no one wants to supercede your mom, which is wise.

Anyway, since you've stated your case above proving that's not all you think about, perhaps you could provide your mom with the same info. I'm one for coming up with the best way to say something AFTER the issue is over, usually the next day. If the subject comes up again, as I'm sure it will, perhaps you could reply with: "That's not true. Why do you think that?" Let her explain. It doesn't have to turn into "well your habits are worse."

In the end, you know that food is not all you are thinking about.

Rachel B. said...

I just don't think anyone has and comments in general since I haven't had comments in a long while. So yay to the first comment in a while.
I'm also one that thinks of better things to say after the situation is over. As for having her explain, well, sometimes she'll just say "because" and I just leave it that. Sometimes that's all the reason mom's need.

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