Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Choosing What Matters
Of course, now that I'm pushing healthy on my kids. I notice all the candy everywhere - and how darn hard it is to find healthy things on the road. I pack a lot of snacks.
Our staples include -
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Much to the kids' disappointment these are never included in my snack bag -
rice crispy bars
Little Debbie Snacks
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Last night, Missi's youngest celebrated her fifth birthday. I made sure they saved their unhealthy snack for cake - they really thought I was cruel.
A lot of other parents probably think I'm crazy, but I think they are crazy. Really, pop tarts for breakfast? Really? Really?
I'm having trouble watching the junk food being stuffed into faces... and the excuses -
"Oh we're on vacation - one little treat doesn't matter." Down goes the super size Dairy Queeen Blizzard....
I have to remember that I'm new at this - I'm a born-again-nutritionist. I have to have patience for those who aren't on the same page as me - and keep pushing my own family to choose what really matters.