instantly enjoy it or save it for later?

11 Jan

I definitely fall into the latter category. An example to which extent I used to save things for later is a seal made out of marzipan I found well hidden in my closet in my grandparents’ house in Germany, 15 years past its expiration date. A much darker and less appetizing version of it but still miraculously in tact.

Although I have my occasional spontaneous moments I am still in the habit of saving things for later.

Is this something you are born with or something that you get taught at home? I wonder…

If it has to do with upbringing, how is Yiannis a keeper and Iliana a definite enjoy-er of the moment? I can’t seem to remember brainwashing Yiannis to enjoy things later, especially after ‘the seal’ incident.

After having bribed my kids (yeah, yeah I know I shouldn’t bribe my kids, but sometimes it works like a charm) with yummy gummy bears we went into the car and drove off to go to IKEA. From the gummy bear stand until the underground parking lot Iliana had gobbled half her little plastic bag and Yiannis was still proudly holding the untouched, still full, plastic bag of his.

Now, picture this: Yiannis, the keeper, can not resist the temptation to rub Iliana in the face with exactly how many he has left. Iliana who is now under shock from the sugar rush and super happy replies with a short, but sweet: max nix. I turn to Yianni and tell him that I don’t think it is fair to brag about what she no longer has and he immediately replies: but mom, I can give her half of mine. Ahhhhh….Life is Good!

until next time

love,

tatu 

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7 Responses to “instantly enjoy it or save it for later?”

  1. ramblingsfromamum January 11, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Cuddles for Yiannis – how adorable and obviously well brought up is this young man! Savings things…no I can’t I have to devour or inhale immediately! 🙂 mwaahh T

  2. memyselfandkids January 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    I tend to be a saver though it depends on the situation. Sometimes, I think I save too much. I do think delayed gratification is a good thing to instill in kids. Some people are entirely too impulsive and would be better off not being so. I wrote a post about this as I saw the delayed gratification mechanism in my son at Chucky Cheese.

    • wonderlandbytatu January 11, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

      I am still not sure which is better…I ll have to check your post out.

  3. motherhoodisanart January 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Oh, that’s sweet that he was willing to share even though he had held off! What a sweetie!

    • wonderlandbytatu January 11, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

      This is not how he usually reacts!! He usually just rubs it in her face 😉 That is why it felt so good yesterday!

  4. Bestof2sisters January 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Too cute!
    I am still laughing about the 15 year old marzipan…that’s just brilliant!

    • wonderlandbytatu January 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

      oh yes!! I might still have it somewhere as well. It went through all these stages: too precious to eat, forgotten for far too long, and too sentimental to throw away once found!

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