Okay, this is scary to even put on here and admit, but I need to! This came up in an online conversation today and I'm basically just going to cut and paste it here.
I never thought about it before - I TOTALLY do this... catch myself serving small servings to everyone else so that *I* don't go without. And then I feel like this horrible, awful mother/wife. Of course, I always make WAY more than enough, and there is almost always at least one serving left over - but, still, I feel awful. OR, alternately, I've caught myself eating, say, 2 pancakes as I make breakfast, and then get everyone fed and then eat 4 pancakes (I make small ones, LOL) and then trick myself into thinking I only at 4, instead of 6, and then think my DH is "hogging food" when he eats 5!!!
In fact, thinking about it, I do that to Josh a LOT - accuse him of eating too much. He always takes a huge portion - bigger than anyone else. But, he never goes back for seconds (or rarely) and I always do. Sometimes thirds.
Well, thanks for the therapy session, girls.