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