A month plus later my sister mails me a bday gift.
She agonized over this since I left for Europe, you can tell.
She finally made a decision on what to get me.
I love packages. I love presents. I dont care if its late. I can get packages/presents/surprises in the mail all year long and call it my bday, I dont care. I love it.
She gave me a box full of nuts, a variety of course, but all nuts.
I hate nuts. Of any kind.
My hatred of nuts is almost as obvious as if I were allergic.
I'm glad it was mailed so my sister didn't see my face when I opened it.
Sometimes I just want to scream at my family, "It's like you people don't know me at all!"
She's the kind of gift giver that gives things SHE would like or would want to try out, sometimes uses her gifts as ginuea pig ideas on others before she does it...
But alas, I stick to my statement. I dont care. I like packages. I like being thought of. I like that people put the effort into things for me. So I'm okay with it.
I just had to have a little tantrum about my invisibility and/or lack of any of my family members knowing me and what I like or do not like.
I bet Grandma would remember I dont like nuts. I bet I could tell her my sister gave me a box of nuts and I probably wouldn't have to even give her an 'ew' look and she'd say almost immediately "But you dont like nuts." in her soft and careful voice. And then I'd shout to the heavens, "Thank goodness my grandmother knows me! Someone in my family knows this about me!"
With that being said....
I've eaten like three packages of the different variaties of nuts...almonds, cashews, peanuts...
And I kinda like them
Either that or I've been starving whenever I pull them out...
The varieties are so different and mixed with fruit and flavors that its not too nutty after all
Sometimes my sisters weird ideas of things to do/try aren't so bad...
Sometimes it just takes a little faith. And of course, things dont work out until I get over my attitude and tantrums and just say "Okay" and try it out anyway. And then I find it isn't so bad.
I love mah sister.