Tyler asked me if I was getting better. I said I was and asked what brought on the question.
He is learning about healthy eating at school and knows that I am doing my best to do just that. He knows the word Eating Disorder and understands as much as a 10 year old needs to. For now.
This was the end of our conversation.
“Why can’t people with Eating Disorders just stop doing what they are doing?”
I tried to explain that it’s an illness and if they could they would. He tried to understand it on his terms.
“Oh, I get it. It’s like if someone asked me to just give up baseball. I wouldn’t be able to for anything in the world.”
I wish my Eating Disorder was as rewarding, fun and enjoyable as baseball. I would never give it up either.