Today, Alex’s other mom is having weight loss surgery. Alex was very upset and has told her teachers what is going on and even told one of them “I’m going to cry all day.” She is nervous about her Baba having surgery. I have tried to console her and tell her it is going to be ok. Last night, she decided the way she was going to handle her feelings was to act out by not listening to me at all. She wouldn’t turn off the TV, she refused to help me decide what to have for dinner.
We will need to do things differently now. No more big dinner plans for the 3 of us, it will only be 2.
We will need to do things differently now.
– No more big dinner plans for the 3 of us, it will only be 2.
– No more going out for ice cream after dinner, and summer is coming.
– No more brunch for celebrations.
It is a hard lifestyle change for all of us because most things revolve around food. Most families first discussion of the night is “What are we going to have for dinner?”
For D, for the next few weeks will be plain chicken broth and pureed foods.
My family is Italian and if you know anything about Italian families, dinners are all about pasta, meatballs, sausage and full tables of desserts. I’m sure this will be difficult for her.
For Alex, it will be hard because things will change from this day on. I think D is being very brave in wanting to be healthy so she can stay around with us, her family, for as long as possible. I know she has struggled for a long time with her weight and this is a big step in the right direction.