Mar 1, 2009
For Show and Tell this week, I'm show AND telling you what I gave up for Lent.
I normally give up one thing for Lent. My father, sister and I usually all give up the same thing. My dad and I are always really good about sticking to it, my sister on the other hand, not so much. She's a bad Catholic. We tell her often, she's going to hell. She does not think this is funny in the least. My dad and I find it hilarious. I think Dran got our mom's sense of humor and I got our dad's. Sucks to be her *evil laugh*
So, this year, my dad and I decided to give up ALL our "vices". We've given up soda before, that wasn't very hard. We've given up chocolate before, that was A LOT more difficult, and we've given up hard liquor before. That one was really easy, since we don't really drink all that much. Although, giving up hard liquor led me to drink more beer, which for some reason or another, I can't handle. 4 beers, and I have to be carried into the house, but 4 shots of tequila and I'm good to go. My body is and always be a mystery to me.
My dad and I were talking and we, well I decided we were going to give up chocolate, fast food AND soda. We was a bit apprehensive about it, but agreed to it. He told me he wasn't going to give up beer and I told him I wasn't going to give up wine. So, he suggested I give up beer and he gives up wine. He said he was sacrificing for me and I for him. Dran hasn't jumped on our "give up all things good" bandwagon, yet. I think she might be passing on it this year. She is no fun and I'm going to have to tease her more this year then normal, I think.
So far it hasn't been hard at all. On Friday, I was really hungry while we were out running errands, but I couldn't stop to eat anywhere, since I gave up fast food. We stopped at a gas station to pick something up on the go and I couldn't grab my normal energy bar, as it is covered in chocolate. OOPS! I ended up grabbing some popcorn, so it wasn't all that bad.
Every year I succeed in not cheating, even though I get teased about it. Never once have I ever faltered during Lent. Even giving up meat on Fridays hasn't been difficult. Since my family isn't participating in Lent, I usually just do "meatless Fridays" on my own. This is another bonding thing my dad and I do. We do this together and it's just another chance for us to get closer.
Easter will be full of chocolate, soda, fast food, meat AND beer for me. I'll be filling up Easter baskets and eating chocolate until I get sick. It'll be good times ;o)
Go over to Mel's blog and check out what the rest of the the class is showing this week.