I then wondered as he asked me what’s in those awesome banana zucchini muffins that are now a staple in our house, if perhaps you’ve already blogged about this or have some thoughts on the matter. I need ideas…I need guidelines…I need a philosophy.
My current m.o. has been to buy little to no “junk” food, an almost useless term because everyone defines it differently. So ok, no cookies, cake, or candy except a small amount on Shabbat. Although we’ll take him for froyo with all the various candy toppings fairly often, probably 2-3 times per week. I try not to make dessert contingent on eating or finishing regular food when that kind of situation comes up.
Have I mentioned my 3.5 year old is a grazer? Meaning he will eat a small amount of something, say that he’s done, and request more food shortly afterwards, usually something snack-y. It’s. Driving. Me. Insane!! I also feel really anxious when we are at other people’s houses and it’s junk/sugar galore and I feel like I have to manage it. I feel like others are watching me and thinking I am nuts just for trying to manage it, however calm I may be. I truly believe sugar is addictive and as much as I’ve heard people say that kids know what they need for their bodies – I don’t buy it.
I really could go on and on and on so I’ll stop here and just ask you – any words of wisdom??
What’s your opinion? Your experience? Your thoughts on this matter? Leave a comment below.