When I was growing up, much younger than I am now, I usually watch my mom prepare varying dishes without eating anything out of the proteins she used in cooking them. She would give me some at the time which I gladly collect, thankfully so that she has given me. Although like Oliver Twist, I would usually want more and end up not receiving any. You see, she often prepared them in such a way that they were very delicious and palatable mmhm, especially the smoked mackerel fish. The next to more I would get was when the meal was ready and everyone got their respective portions as she shared.
Whatever made me say the next lines must have been the fact that I was a child and wondered why she would just toss all the proteins in the pot and not eat any of it I mean
So, I remember telling her sometimes, that I would go to the market, buy proteins of my own, cook them just the way she did and eat to my heart's delight when I grow. I marvelled at her level of self-control then.
Now that I'm grown and earning money, my perspective regarding this has changed. Now, I know better. Although I'm yet to reach that peak of self-control especially around the neighbourhood of plantains, potato chips et al in the kitchen. I don't completely regret saying that to mum.