Yes I know it’s the holidays and everyone is buying and making holiday goodies (except me of course). I still have a bag of Halloween candy sitting in the safe in which I plan to throw away ….tomorrow! (I say that everyday but for some reason it’s still in there)
It seems like lately, everytime I pick my kids up from school they have some kind of candy or even bags FULL of candy! Why?!?!?!
Why must we send the kids home with bags of candy that I then just have to turn into
asshole mean mommy and take them away and dispense at my discretion? Yes I am that kind of mom and before you go thinking I’m mean or start judging me, let me just tell you that my kids, after having sugar, are like tweakers jumping out of the bushes at Wal-Mart….hyper and scary!
And let’s discuss the chocolate milk sold at school. Before little monster M started school he had chocolate milk maybe twice in his little 5 years of life. Why give them any other option besides plain milk? Wouldn’t it save the school system money to have less options?
Oh I already hear the comments in my head of the parents who say “Well that’s the only way my kids will drink their milk”. As if somehow filling it full of sugar is then helping in the source of calcium they are getting. I can assure you it’s not.
I realize that our generation grew up doing a lot of “food related” things differently but I also believe that’s why we have such an obesity and other health related problems due to bad eating habits. I now realize that the pan fried hamburger that my grandmother served me as a kid WASN’T GOOD FOR ME. But back then we just didn’t know any better. Now we do. Unless of course you haven’t read anything about nutrition and somehow live in the dark age.
Now, don’t get me wrong, yes I still give my kids “bad” stuff sometimes…key word here sometimes, but for the most part I try to make sure that they have fish, healthy carbs, and fresh vegatables. My kids will eat lightly steamed broccoli (without cheese sauce) like it’s potato chips. And yes there are times that they will turn their noses up at something in which I don’t force them to eat it as long as they have tried it, but there are consequences such as no snacks the next day between lunch and dinner. Starve your children and they will pretty much eat anything. **evil laughs**
I know we are busy moms and there are times that mac and cheese from the box **gasps** and Oscar Meyer hot dogs **shrieks** get served and it’s OK. Just not ALL THE TIME. Fast food….yep my kids get it as a treat once a week after I pick them up from school….buuuuuut….they will choose apple slices over french fries. Yep you read that right, my kids are not big fans of french fries….really not fans of potatoes in general. And when I make a potato dish as a side for dinner, and they don’t like it, I cannot bring myself to force them to eat it. I mean seriously life would be so much easier for me if I didn’t like potatoes.