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Humble Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Irma Woods
Added: Monday, August 17, 2009

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A Table of Friends
One Smart 9 year old Son
One not so smart Mother (Me)
One Luncheon

Directions:
Directions:
Put a bunch of friends together at a lunch/brunch
Small talk - bible study group - friends
One mother (me) trying to impress
One son who had been taught to be himself all his life

Enter son from school - looks at friends, looks at mom (me) looks at food - listens for a moment - forgoes food

Son leaves room Mom follows

Mom asks Son what is wrong - He just looks at her and says - "I don't know you when you are with them. You are one way with them and another way with me. I don't like the person you try to be when you are with them."

Son, is Roy Jr. who walks out with his head down. I have to go back in and sit and finish lunch - knowing in my heart that my son is right - my lunch - humble pie.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1
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Preparation Time:
Seconds
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This actually happened. It was an eye opener to me and for me. It was the best thing that could have happened. It was humbling and enlightening and yes, I did apologize and yes, my son was right. I not only apologized but I tried and try to be myself where ever I am and with whom ever I am with now. I never want him or anyone else to have to walk away again. I found out that what I told him was true it is best to be yourself - and I have found out over the years that what I have tried to teach him I have had to live - and usually a child can make humble pie mighty tasty.

 

 

 

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