When my parents had steak I had to have chicken because they told me that I wouldn’t like it. This happened a few times and then one time while I was at a friend’s house I had steak with them for dinner and I really enjoyed it. They were surprised that I had never had it before (at this stage I was 16) so I told them what my parents had always said. Their response was “How could you know if you don’t try”. Going home I felt really cheated by them as I recalled that they had used that excuse for a lot of things like “you can’t go to the circus or fairground because you wouldn’t like it.”, among other things. When I got home I told them I had steak and that I really enjoyed it. When they asked if I had told them I didn’t like it I said I didn’t tell them as I wanted to try it. I told them that it was my first trying it and when they asked why I said "well Mum and Dad often have it but when they do I just have chicken because they only buy expensive things for themselves. " They were about to punish me for that but when I pointed out true it actually was they relented . We did have steak after that. Less frequently but when we did I had some too. And I went on my first fairground ride soon after.
Feb 6, 2015
Dec 13, 2014