The other night, I went to a birthday BBQ at a friend’s house, and I was suddenly reminded of a post I wanted to do a while back about how we do things in public vs. private.
For instance, slices of pie or cake.
When I am at home, I take a comfortable chunk of chocolate cake. Why not? I am with family and I should feel comfortable. But when I am out I either opt for no cake or I take a polite slice wishing I could grab another. You know the kind of slice that doesn’t make you look like the pig you are. The comfortableness at home may also lead me to a second slice and/or scraping the frosting off a child’s plate.
Yeah, I love a good cake, and there’s never ‘too much frosting.’
I easily take polite portions of veggies, grilled chicken, and salad while at a fiesta, but when it comes to cake? I have to exclaim to the hostess, “Oh, that’s too much!” and hope I eventually believe it before the end of the party so that I don’t stop on the way home for more chocolatey deliciousness.
I love cake so much that when I die, I want ‘There’s always room for cake’ forever etched on my tombstone. My children have been informed of my final wishes, and know I am not kidding.
Do you take polite slices of pie at a party, or do you feed your inner sweet tooth with abandon no matter the location?