i’ve talked about this once before, but it happened again today so it’s on my mind again. i’ve been vegan now for three-and-a-half years. my family has known since the beginning (i’d say within the first month). and yet my mom STILL periodically offers me things that aren’t vegan, and i can’t figure it out. today we had a joint birthday party (for my sister and my husband) on my mom’s side of the family. there were two birthday cakes; neither one was vegan. my mom was in charge of cutting and serving the cakes, and when she got to me, she said, “are you going to have any cake?” and i was like, “doy.” well actually i just quietly said, “no,” but in my HEAD i was like, “doy.”
she moved along to the next person, so it didn’t create a scene or anything, but i just don’t get why she does that. is it because she thinks i’m going to say, “aw what the heck, it’s birthday cake and it looks tasty,” and have a piece? or is it just that she feels awkward that she isn’t offering me anything; like it’s rude? i can’t figure it out. i probably should just ask her, but i haven’t bothered yet. it’s just so weird to have to say no, because i feel like that’s something she should be well aware of by now; there shouldn’t be a question in her mind as to whether i’m going to have the non-vegan cake. i guess i need to start working on a snappy comeback that isn’t too sassy.