I love my mother-in-law. She's really cool, and she's a lot of fun.
But she has this funny quirk. And I just figured out what it's about. I want you folks to tell me if it's weak Ti or weak Te. Of course someone here will say it's some other function, and that's fine, tell me what you think.
Anyway, she never buys enough food. Last year when she was here, she was serving up something, and she gave my husband and my father-in-law plenty of food, herself a fair amount, and me a child-sized portion, and my daughter an empty plate. And then she said, "When my kids were that little, I just fed them off my plate." My daughter was 5 last year, and my mother-in-law had given me the right amount of food for a 5-year-old, so I just gave it all to her. And then my husband split his plate with me. My mother-in-law was horrified that we were still hungry. This was not her intent. She was really bothered that there wasn't enough food. I was offended because I thought she just didn't care if I had enough to eat or something.
Well now I have been shopping with her and I've figured it out. The other day, she was buying chicken breasts, and they come in packs of three here (which seems odd as a chicken has two, but whatever.) She thought three chicken breasts were too many and she should only cook one and a half and save the other one and a half for a future meal. It was just so much food! And I said that the three of us (my husband, daughter, and myself) eat two chicken breasts between us. How many did she and my father-in-law eat? They eat one to one and a half between them. So let's do some simple math here. Will one and a half chicken breasts feed all five of us if the three of us eat two and the two of them eat at least one? This has happened with other food as well, but that example should be enough. Anyway, we cooked all three, and we just barely had enough for all of us.
So the problem is that she has no idea how much food we will all need. She figures she can cook as much as she and my father-in-law generally have, and then add a little bit more for the other three of us. And then if she does that, there isn't enough food for everyone. I think the only reason she finally paid attention to me is that I'm pregnant and I'd lost two pounds between two appointments, and this gave her pause. She doesn't want to starve her impending grandchild. Otherwise, I'm afraid I'd be hungry every night still. It just looks like so much food!
I know you'd think someone with very strong Si would have enough food for everyone, but I think that her weak Te is causing her to not be able to estimate how much food we'll all eat. I could be convinced that it's some Ti logic thing.
Anyway, tell me what you think.
(And sorry I've been gone but I guess I haven't felt like I have much to say.)