A Bit of Introspection
Ali is pretty disappointed that nobody insulted me in order to win a Godiva Chocolate Bar Cake. I, on the other hand, am thrilled!
Just to clarify, I left it up to Maya to choose a winner and then I had to spend 10 minutes clarifying the following:
- Why she had to pick a number. “Why Mama, why?”
- Why we are making a cake for someone she doesn’t know.
- Why she cannot have a piece of it.
- Why she cannot lick her fingers or sneeze during the process.
Lo and behold, Maya finally chose a number.
But before I disclose the winner, can I clarify a few things and simultaneously bore you with some introspection?
I recently learned that I have something called Middle Child Syndrome (I swear I am not making this up). Basically, this is a theory perpetuated by Alfred Adler that middle children can become very independent adults who either create a ruckus to become noticed or who lay low in order to keep the peace.
Obviously I fall in the latter category.
Well, in my quest to lay low I feel the need to make everybody happy. Why? Simply because I want everyone to like me. And that is why I go to great lengths to justify, clarify, and apologize all over myself.
After my last post I realized this needs to stop.
I hope you will understand that I have the very best intentions as I wax on about nothing in particular, but my goal right now is to stop continuously clarifying and explaining myself.
And now that I’ve bored you to tears clarifying and explaining myself for the last time, I would like to congratulate Diana for winning a particularly delicious cake. Please email me your mailing address and Maya and I will have a cake out to you shortly. You will love it. I promise.
No further clarification necessary.