Originally Posted by Ruth Ann
The first time seeing family was hard on me - they were all like "you look great" and then constantly offered me stuff I wasn't going to eat or drink. However, to their credit, they had no clue what I was supposed to have or not have, so it was kind of my fault!
Ha! At least they noticed you look great
For better or worse, a lot of our family gatherings revolve around food... And I'll admit I'm as big a driver of that as anyone. My mom, who I lost about 5 1/2 years ago, definitely cooked a lot and expressed love through food. So we tend to follow that same path. And my Dad almost demands it. However, I think the siblings and I are trying, ever so slowly, to make things more healthy and also to focus less on the food. I don't want my nieces and nephews to 'learn' that it's all about the food.
"Food" for thought