Why is it that kids can pull the same old "hiding the bread crust trick and think they won't get caught?
I don't know what it was about the crust that made me dislike it. In fact, I was envious of the kids at school whose mom made their sandwiches with the crust off. My mom claimed that that was where all the vitamins were. Yeah, right!
I've gotten past the "I hate bread crust" stage. I'm not sure when it happened but it did. I discovered that it's really not that bad after all.
It's just like life to change or throw a curve ball at you. You think one way and suddenly, you're thinking totally different. You don't even realize it...it just sneaks up on you.
It's not maturity that causes this "new awakening". It's just that tastes change, as does life.
Before I hit the babysitting stage, I thought changing a poopy diaper would never be on my "things I did" list. After I figured out that babysitting meant changing diapers but it also meant a bit of change in my pocket, I learned to deal with it.
Did I settle for the "horrid" crust or did I learn to appreciate the taste? I'm not sure but my life is like that too. I can be walking on this path, smoothly or at least, by my own design...choosing what I like and don't like. Hiding the crusts and the flaws and insecurities. But you know what? they are found sooner or later. Just like that crust, they are revealed to others. Whatever it is that caused me to finally eat the whole sandwich without leaving the crust behind is the same and very reason that I'm learning to embrace all that is going on in my life as a process of growing. I admit that I don't necessarily like it but I believe that just like that crust, I'm going to one day realize that it really hasn't been so bad after all.