Monday, August 4, 2008
My Nieces and Nephews Help Convict Me
Unbeknownst to me, last Sunday was “Aunt’s Day”. Leave it to my sweet baby sister to not only know this, but honor it. On my way to a friend’s house Saturday, I decided to get the mail before I left the driveway. Inside, was a box addressed to me from my sister – yeh – I love surprises! I opened the box immediately to see what was inside. She had sewn me a cool backpack using funky green fabric I had picked out, a CD on Photography, and a CD marked, “Happy Aunt’s Day, 2008”. Little did I know, that CD contained evidence that would later help convict me.
The friend I went to visit lives on fifteen acres and had invited me to come and take pictures of her beautiful blooming gardens. This friend is also a Naturopath, who I plan to see professionally to help me stay healthy. We have known each other for years and I think it’s safe to say that she is the more disciplined one. We don’t see each other very often, but when we do, she quite often jokes about my sweet tooth and its potential effect on my health. I tell her that I rarely eat the stuff, but I’m never sure that she believes me.
I am so excited about the CD, that the moment I arrive at her house, I ask that we watch it. I’m expecting a music slideshow, so I sit back and relax. Well, there WAS a wonderful slideshow, but that was just the beginning of the entertainment. I have 18 nieces and nephews and my sister had arranged for each of them to stand in front of the camera and tell me how much they loved me and why. Adorable, right? Well, it was very sweet and touching and it would have been perfect, except EVERY SINGLE KID from ages 3-18 started their love confession by saying, “ I love your chocolate, I love eating ice cream at your house, you’re the best dessert maker ever, etc.” EVERY ONE OF THEM convicted me right there in front of my friend, the Naturopath!
It was like going to an AA meeting, proclaiming to be sober and then having all of your best friends stand up and talk about all the fun you had drinking last night. My friend was completely enjoying this moment, as I tried to defend myself, but she wasn’t buying it. Why should she? She had a school bus full of witnesses testifying on camera that what they loved about me first and foremost, was that I shared my sugar habit with them.
Posted by Sheri at Monday, August 04, 2008