Two days ago I posted about my DH thinking it was okay for DS to drink "healthy" soda right bedtime or 15 min before bed even on school nights. That post had 225 replies as of now, and all have been EXTREMELY helpful.
So here are my two questions and I would love to have your opinions:
DH thinks 'Zevia' soda (sugar free, with erythritol ) is completely harmless, he says it's as good as water to drink, and drinking unlimited amounts of that is fine instead of drinking water. It costs at least one dollar per can so it is prohibitively expensive. So just his soda habit alone is costing us approximately $200 per month! !!!!!!!! He is giving our kids a very bad example, showing them that he drinks masses of soda and the recycle bin is constantly overflowing with cans. And he doesn't understand why I want to limit the kids with that stuff. And he also thinks I am being controlling with expecting that they drink water!
My specific question is "do you think drinking huge amounts of a new, unknown drink, (even though it has mostly good "reviews") is no problem at all?"
Here is my second question.
Although I cook very healthy mostly organic meals at home, and we never eat out at restaurants, my DS has a weight problem (not very serious but at 12 years old he's about 15 pounds overweight) and my DD is a very normal weight. They are both black belts in karate and do intensive karate lessons three times a week. DS participates in baseball Little League every spring and most fall seasons so he does get plenty of exercise.
DH weighs DS EVERY DAY and records his weight on a spreadsheet! He makes such a big deal of it.
DH WANTS TO PUT DS ON DIET PILLS! (Skinny fiber pills) I have absolutely put my foot down with that and said NO!
Would you ever put a 12-year-old with a moderate weight problem on diet pills? (DH is very frustrated with me because I have said no)
I am at my wits end. This has definitely become more of a problem as our kids have become teenagers! (and I am making an appointment with a counselor next week!!!!! :))
THANK YOU for your opinions. I know that the opinions of strangers are not going to change him but they sure will go a long way to making me know that I am not crazy or "controlling" as he puts it.