A Word from A
Grass is Always Greener ... or ... Mom? Can We Eat At the Neighbor's
1999, by Cheryl Demas
- My daughters turn up their noses at any
food I serve them that doesn't come with a toy or have a cartoon
character on the box. It's so frustrating, I think I've come
up with something they'll like, buy all the ingredients, cook
a special dinner and then they won't even give it a taste.
If they would taste it and then
reject it, I could take that as a critique of my cooking. But
they won't even taste anything new, in our house that is. Send
them to a neighbor's house and they turn into Julia Child.
The other day my neighbor said
she was grilling seafood and invited the girls over for dinner.
I kind of smirked and said, "Sure, but I doubt if they'll
eat much more than a piece of white bread. They aren't very adventurous
when it comes to food."
"Well," she smirked
back at me, "we'll see."
Later, when the girls got home,
they started to tell me about their dinner.
"Right, I know what was
served, but tell me, what did you actually eat?" I said.
"Well, we started with Salmon
Stuffed Tomatoes, followed by Grilled Tuna Steaks. They were
so good! You should try them Mom."
All I could say was, "Who
are you and what have you done with my children?"
I guess it's the old "the
grass is always greener" story. For some reason, anything
home grown doesn't seem as intriguing and wonderful as what's
going on somewhere else. Are you doing this with your home business
Do you look at other Work At
Home Moms, and think "I wish my business was like that."?
Does it seem like everyone else is doing great things? Do you
look at other sites and businesses with envy?
Remember that your business reflects
you and your personality. You really wouldn't want it to be like
someone else's would you? How boring that would be, if we were
all alike. Take pride in your uniqueness, your special style
and way of doing things. You will find a way to be successful,
and you can be proud that you did it in your own way.
It might be tuna casserole instead
of grilled tuna steaks, but one is not necessarily better than
the other. The important thing is, it's your tuna casserole,
and that's what makes it special.