I have never really researched how those Weekday Hashtags started, so I am not aware of the rules. What is #ThrowbackThursday supposed to be? What I think it is, is a picture, or a few words that take you “back”. But how far back does it have to be? Would it count if I “threwback” to something that happened last week? What about a couple of days ago?
No, I am not particularly preoccupied with the dos and donts. I am just curious, because to me, it is similar to reminiscing. And while I do look back fondly (or not) at things that recently happened, most of those retrospective moments are from a while back. Which in turn leads me to think of my childhood quite often.
Growing up, I did not think my childhood was “the worst”, but I also knew some kids had it “better”. Looking back, I still agree with that statement, but I look at that time with a bigger smile on my face. It is yet another reminder to not worry too much in the moment. It reminds us to zoom out and see the bigger picture. To not be enthralled by the craziness of right here, right now.
My today’s #Throwback is to my childhood. To food. To family dinners.
As I cook dinner for tonight, I think back to when I did not have to worry about having to cook. Food would buy itself, prep itself, cook itself, and then be waiting for me warm.
Today I think back to the time when I took the above for granted. To when I did not know how much time and effort was really behind all those meals. When I was “busy” reading, or playing a game, I did not understand why my grandmother, or my mother would get upset. Now I know that timing in the kitchen is of utmost importance. You do not want your food to lose its taste because it gets cold waiting for someone.
Were you a picky eater as a kid?
Are you still?
Do you cook for yourself?
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