why do parents give their kids SO much junk food? it drives me crazy! we eat very well and like to have ice cream or a nice dessert sometimes that we share with ds (almost 3). he also gets to eat junk when he goes to b-day parties, halloween, etc. i am proud of him because he really does seem to understand what treats are & that they are for special times. he STILL talks about the one time he's ever had a lollipop, when he went to see santa for the first time. i find this touching. dh & i were both made to feel like outsiders by our parents when it came to food and we decided early on that we did not want to have it be like this for ds. there's got to be a happy medium though!! there's a playground in front on our house and it seems like there's constantly some kid out there with capri-sun, cookies, candy that i'm having to say "no, thank-you" to for ds (which ds honestly doesn't seem to care either way). the other day his little pal brought a capri-sun out for him and he already had it in his hand, so i let him have it because i just couldn't be a total meanie. if this happened once in a while i really wouldn't mind, but when you add it all up it's just too much! i realize that as he gets older i won't be able to control everything he eats outside the house which is why we are trying to give him healthy habits now. i just wish i didn't even have to deal with it at all. ds rarely even wants to eat when he's outside, he's too busy playing!!!
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6/14/10 at 12:11am