DD is 4 and didn't know what a donut was at MIL's house yesterday. She tried it and didn't like it. MIL called DH last night screeching that I was ruining her childhood by not giving her donuts and pudding. Now, DH, bless his heart, busted out laughing at her and told her she was crazy.
But, this is bothering me today and I've started analyzing myself. DD eats very healthy, as we all do in our house, and I do allow special treats. She eats a bowl of ice cream every day. She eats M&M's when she has friends over, etc. She just perfers fruits over sugary junk stuff. We'll make cookies occassionally, but she's not a big cookie fan.
Heck, I offered her ice cream as a treat yesterday and she turned it down for a spinach salad. I see nothing wrong with it. But MIL thinks its abonormal.
What do you ladies think? How often do your kiddos have donuts, candy, cookies, pop, etc.
Answer by ImaginationMama at 3:53 PM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 3:45 PM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by gramsmom at 3:48 PM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by AF4life at 3:48 PM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by .MhacFoirfe. at 3:50 PM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by Y.B.normal at 3:47 PM on Jul. 7, 2011
Answer by hill_star03 at 3:52 PM on Jul. 7, 2011
I think that you are doing great as a mother. To many people allow their children to eat junk all day, instead of exposing them to other foods. Eating healthy isn't just about being thin either. It's about maintaining a healthy and balanced body. Your body needs the vitamins and minerals that are in non processed healthy food. You are showing your daughter how to be balanced and she is doing great at that. My DS is 2 and just now tried pudding for the first time. He thinks when we go to the store and he gets a nutragrain bar he is getting a cookie. So what if she didn't know what a donut was. Keep up the good work Mama.
Answer by MrsLLove at 3:54 PM on Jul. 7, 2011
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Answer by MizLee at 4:04 PM on Jul. 7, 2011