Originally Posted by *Aimee*
My inlaws were just in town to see the boys and my MIL loves diet soda. She knows how I feel about this subject and about him drinking that stuff. Well, we went out to lunch and she poured sobe lean into his water. And when I dumped it out and refilled it with regular water everyone was so mad at me. But that stuff is just NOT normal.
We went to a family bbq and someone had decided to cover the strawberries in splenda and when I wouldn't let my kids have them everyone thought I was crazy....glad to know I'm not alone
Most people in our circle of family and friends are very similar in tastes when it comes to natural/whole foods and so we don't have those problems a lot....I KNOW that if she is spending an afternoon with Nonnie, so that we can catch a movie or just take a nap together...that my babe is eating fresh organic foods and is being loved and recieving AP style, fun time. I am so thankful for this...I feel such a rage for some of you ladies who have to deal with inlaws pouring SOBE LEAN(?!) into your babies water, etc. It's just not right to step on your parenting like that, ugh!
But...that said...there are a few people in my life who "don't get why" things like aspartame are "such a big deal".
Look.....I love butter, I love nutella, I love (real, farm) bacon. I do not obsess over this or that in our diets....FOOD is not the enemy. We don't count calories or "watch carbs"...we just eat food. Good food. That's all.
If it's real, it's okay with me. Aspartame is not real. Like I said...food, is not the enemy. Genetically modified food, is the enemy. Aspartame, is the enemy. If it's not REAL...it's not food. Food is GOOOOOD!
So, yeah...I get you, mama!