So, she has tried to have sit-down discussions with her mom about the issue in the past. According to her, though, her mom always claims to be encouraging her stepdad to eat better.
“And I have seen some change in the way my mom eats herself: cutting out salt, eating more leafy greens,” she admitted.
Regardless, though, something has got to give, and some real changes have to be made in her parent’s household. After all, she recognizes that her two younger half-siblings are still in high school, yet they constantly have to see their father going in and out of the hospital.
In turn, she has done some serious thinking about what to get her stepdad for Christmas. And this year, she is honestly considering just getting him some diabetes-friendly cookbooks– something she would never have thought of getting him in the past.
“I wouldn’t ever usually give him something like a cookbook. And I was going to get him some other things not related to that, but my stepdad doesn’t take it as seriously as I think he should, and my mom can enable him at times,” she explained.
On top of that, even though her mom is not a diabetic, it still runs on her mother’s side of the family, too. So, she believes that the cookbooks could be beneficial to both of her parents.
Still, she is not sure if Christmas is the right time to try and help her stepdad change his eating habits. So, she has been left wondering whether getting him cookbooks as a holiday gift would make her a jerk or not.
Do you think that her gift would be viewed as helpful or passive-aggressive? Do you believe that Christmas is the right time to make a statement about her stepdad’s health, or should the holiday be more lighthearted? If you were in her shoes, would you purchase the cookbooks?
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