I took the LIRR to the thick of suburbia yesterday and celebrated Thanksgiving with my fella’s family.
Look at all those smiling faces! Think they liked me??
It’s nerve-wracking to Meet the Parents! Even when everyone is super nice and welcoming!
I made a pumpkin pecan pie, almost from scratch (thanks Whole Foods for the crust), that I burnt slightly… Which basically sums me up as a person. That pie was me showing my authentic self, in all my 10 minutes over-done but sweet as pie glory. I’ll never be a perfect, elegant Maison Kayser pumpkin tart with champagne cubes. It’s tempting to try to present myself that way when meeting people I want to impress. I’m an actor, I could easily play the part.
It’s a lot more vulnerable to just be myself. But that’s what I did! I’m burnt-edges, habitually 10 minutes late, sweet with a bite of cinnamon. And everyone at the Thanksgiving table ate it up.
Hope you had a lovely holiday! What kind of pie did you eat? Do you have any Meet the Parents stories? Should I watch the movie (shocker: I’ve never seen it!)?