I was watching an episode of Rizzoli and Isles last week and Lorraine Bracco’s character (she plays Angie Harmon’s mom) said “I’m sick of not eating the good candy and always saving it for later. I want to eat the good candy NOW.”
It reminded me of my grandma. We always gave her really nice things. We’d give her candy and nice clothes or sets of towels and she never used anything. She always said she was “saving it for company.” I’ll never forget her. Even when company did come, it was hard for her to use her “good stuff.” I’m a lot like her this way. I have a tendency to put away my really nice things, like my Waterford Crystal or my good dishes and never use them.
Have any of you heard of “Burnt Toast” by Terri Hatcher? In a nutshell it’s about when we become mothers, we start to eat the burnt toast so our kids don’t have to and all the little things we do as women. I recommend this book. I really enjoyed it. But it got me to wondering why women do this? I could see a lot of my grandma’s way of thinking in some of these things.
How many of you are like this? Do you save the best for last or save it for later or do you eat the best stuff first? Do you find yourself giving your kids the best of what you have and you yourself are eating the burnt toast? What do you think makes us this way? If we save everything for “later,” what good is it?