On Sunday I did bake apple crisp, had to do it twice, the first one was to thin, but the second one was awesome. I also baked snicked oodles Boston creme cake, brownies, and a pot roast. The pot roast cooked quicker than I expected…but it was still good. My husband oldest son came to visit… it was really nice having him home. It made me to think of the family later that night.
My thoughts that family we have a love hate relationship, but its the core of our existence I don’t want to generalize the family dynamics but if you think about a family is where we learn right and wrong, confidence, fighting, love, hate, working together, secrets, support, trust , betrayal, and the rest of our emotions we experience through life….its like the family is our best allied but yet our worst enemy when shit hit the fan. No matter if your pissed at a member or not you will be there for them when crisis hit or even happiness.
But yet we don’t see or speak to family as often as we should. Families that live in the same town…how often do they see each other beside the normal events like, holidays birthdays, weddings…etc.. Why is that, why are we so busy, or wrapped in our own worlds that we put off spending time with families? And why is it that we are nicer to strangers than to our families?…. I read this poem or short story once, not sure how it exactly went but something like this…..This woman/mother was at the grocery store shopping, another customer smashed into her grocery cart, the man replied oh I’m sorry I wasn’t paying attention, oh no problem, she said I’m sorry I wasn’t paying attention either. Then she went home and was starting dinner, she was in the kitchen turned around and ran right into her 5 yr old son…she screamed at him to get out of the way I making dinner, your always in the way, go out side and play. His big eyes looked up at her trying to hold back the tears, he quietly said I’m sorry mommy, and left the kitchen. Later that night she was sleeping she woke up in the middle of the night with a nagging feeling to go downstairs and look in the kitchen. So she did, and when she turned the corner she saw something lying on the floor, as she got closer her heart began to sink and her eyes started to fill with tears, because as she came closer to the area where she yelled at her son earlier there was a pile of dandelions on the floor. She sat on the floor and just cried, and felt horrible that her sweet little boy was trying to give her flowers and all she did is scream at him….
Doesn’t that just make you think about how many times a similar situation like this has happened…it does for me. I’m far from the perfect person, but think about it… in your daily lives, how many times are you more forgiving to the stupid things people do through out your day than the stupid things your own family does…
I’m not sure either, …maybe because we have no limitations in the family circle, no politically correctness that we have to worry about like out in the world. Whatever it is we should just be kind to our family, because when there is nothing or no one around your family will be there. Spend more time hanging out with the family other than special occasions how about bringing the old time Sunday afternoon family dinners back which have long been lost…heck just a family table dinner has been lost…it a bit sad don’t you think?
The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape,
nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
– Dodie Smith
Spend time with your family, drink , eat, and be social…..with family