KK-great article! I do admire what you do...it isn't an easy path. I think I let G watch too much TV some days, but then I step back and realize that I'm still really limiting it (compared to what other peers here do). I was pretty much allowed to watch TV whenever as a child, so any kind of consciousness I bring to it at all is a huge improvement. Maybe G will be able to cut back even more with his kids....it's a step, anyway.
So, we had a big day yesterday. G had a birthday party for the 4-year-old next door. He had a good time, but did eat more than his share of sugar. I was proud of him, though. He had his first ever Kool-Aid at the party (it was blue-yuck!) and he only drank 1/2 of the bottle. And, he didn't really even eat the cake, just licked off a little frosting but scarfed down the vanilla ice cream. And, we went to a chili supper/game night at some other friends (some of the same folks from the b-day party) and I was shocked at the way other moms give their kids soda. I don't think G's ever had it. It's at events like these that I realize we are making different choices than most and I feel a bit better about it and realize I shouldn't be so hard on myself! Of course, G also behaved wonderfully with the other kids and had a good time, so we are doing something right
Not that I really doubt it, but you all know what I mean, I think.
But, for some non-NFL admissions (there are so many):
-Grey's Anatomy (and TV in general for me)
-I actually bought some American sliced cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches. Mouth feel of food has been very important since I've been pg, so it helps. I know it's temporary. Also, Jell-o is particularly appealing. It shall pass.
-I use regular make-up, though I don't wear much....just powder and some eye makeup.
-More food stuff: I like lemonade, and I'm not talking fresh-squeezed...I don't care if it's just from a can of concentrated high fructose corn syrup. but that could be a pg. thing, too.
-A good late night snack is a Wendy's frosty and french fries. I dip the fries in the frosty...mmmm, so good.
Okay, that's enough for now. I could go on.
BTW, we're so much closer to buying a house. The church has figured out how much money they can give us and it will be enough (we think) to put a large down payment on a decent home in nearby New Castle (about 15 miles west of here). We aren't thrilled about the distance as it would be nice to live in the community where the church is, but, dude, who has $400,000 for a house? It's crazy. I'm very excited as I really, really want to nest. I didn't get to do that with G since we moved when he was 3 weeks old. We're hoping we can be in a new place by May as I'll be big and preggo shortly thereafter.
Wow, G's still asleep and it's 4:25! It's been almost 3 hours. He didn't go to bed till 10 last night after his day of partying, so I'm not too surprised. Let's just hope he sleeps tonight.
Better get some diapers in the dryer.