Staying at my in-law's house... challenges!
Saturday, February 09, 2013
This weekend will prove to be a challenge. We traveled out of town to stay with my in-laws for 3 days. My mother-in-law is an adorable little Jewish woman, who has a mantra of "Eat! Eat!" Oy vey! To avoid this, we made two prep phone calls.. one (my husband took care of) and let her know that I was really trying to be healthier and I had to count all of my food intake, eat., so not to worry aout my food.
The second call (I made), and let her know that we really appreciated them having us for the weekend that we wanted to 'treat' them this weekend and we would do all of the cooking. (This was so I could control the ingredients and portion sized served to me!) She was so appreciative (on the phone) and thought we were so sweet. I assured her that she didn't have to do a thing! We would handle it so she could sit and enjoy our time together instead of being in the kitchen.
So, with plan in hand, we packed the food to take there, loaded the car, and we drove to their home.
Do you think that worked?
When we arrived, she started talking about all the food she just bought and how she couldn't wait for us to try some new recipe! I explained to her that we could do that next time and that I brought all of the food to cook for the weekend. Deaf ears... yup... deaf. So, I am going to make the best of it, try to jump into the kitchen when I can and offer to help.
The thought is sweet, so I can't be too upset...
Any ideas on how to cope with future visits?