My mother FORBIDS my father (who is supposed to be an adult, I rush to point out) to eat ice cream. So, here is what he does to get his way

My Father Is a HUGE Ice Cream Fan! I Mean, Extremely So!

One problem though…

My mother doesn’t allow him to eat any (unless there is some very special occasion).

Yes, you read that 100% percent correctly. My mother FORBIDS my father (who is supposed to be an adult, I rush to point out) to eat ice cream.

Why Do I Only Suppose He Is an Adult?

Well that has to do with what he does when my mother is away.

Whenever she would take off for a day or two, my father would rush out to get a tub of his favorite ice cream. Then, he would eat the whole thing before she would get home. Now comes the kicker though:

He would trash the packaging outside in a trashcan, so that my mother would not know about his “indiscretion”.

In the summer he would always be looking for someone to go with him to the ice cream parlor down the road. It would be a perfect excuse to have “a big ice cream”, in other words to sit in for a sundae. It would also be a great way of introducing a co-conspirator who could be blamed for the whole thing, should my mother find out…

Toxic people display all sorts of immature behaviors like this. It might be the kind of avoidance and childish plotting described above, but they might also try throwing hissy fits. And, before you ask, I have seen a grown man fold his arms and stomp his foot because he was not getting his way!

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Having gained experience while working for a variety of European non-profits, I am proud to now work with SwanWaters. My connection with the website is not only professional. I am glad to tap into my personal experiences to help those who are living in toxic relationships whether with parents, partners or in their professional life. We need to make the world more aware of the devastating effects of emotional abuse and help more people on their way to heal and thrive.

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