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“Girl, Yo’ Eyes are Bigger than Yo’ Stomach!” Something Mama Used to Say about ‘Being Greedy’

“Girl, yo’ eyes are bigger than yo’ stomach!”

Something Mama used to say to me from my earliest memory and she always laughed when she said it.

At first I didn’t know what that phrase meant, but I knew it had something to do with eating and having seconds. Once I got a little older, I understood that it meant that I was being greedy and eating a lot… a conflicting truth that was both encouraged in my family, and also joked about.