Tucker had his first sloppy joe the other day. I wasn’t going to give him any, but Jackson reached over and threw one on his tray. Before I could stop him, Tucker shoved the entire sandwich in his mouth. He was so happy I decided to let him keep eating it. He ate almost the entire thing!
This talk of eating brings me to another subject: Emotional eating. Last night, for the first time, I ate 3 cookies – purely because I was upset. I wasn’t hungry at all. Seth had talked to the parent of an old classmate when he was at Fleet Farm last night and came home asking me questions about high school. Never a good idea. Not that high school was horrible, but didn’t every one’s most embarrassing moments happen in their high school years? After that, even if it is embarrassing, no one really cares. Well, Seth had told this guy that I went to Hillcrest and his only knowledge of me was one of my most embarrassing moments. I think the reason that I was so upset was because it could have been totally avoidable except I chose to do it to make three other people, that I loved very much, happy. It was embarrassing enough at the time; and I remember people talking about it, but I thought it would have been buried in the past by now. Little did I know that some old fart would still remember it!
It’s been 7 years since graduation and I had glossed over my memories to only include the best parts. Don’t get me wrong, for the most part Hillcrest was a great experience, but that memory set off a whole string of memories (including one involving this man’s son) and suddenly I felt anxious, upset, and every awkward and embarrassing moment seemed to come back to me at once. Think “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion” except I wasn’t even as cool as they were. It doesn’t help that Seth, upon my admission of guilt, laughed hysterically.
Those cookies never had a chance.
I don’t know if I will make a habit of downing cookies every time I’m upset, but there’s nothing like a warm, gooey, chocolate chip cookie to make you happy! So, here’s to embarrassing moments – at least we can enjoy something delicious when we have to relive them!