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Last week, we spoke about our food "deal breakers" the stuff that we absolutely cannot abide, when it comes to our kids. I loved reading your comments, as well! Since we're in such a sharing mood, I thought I would share a confession, as it relates to food. You see, while we try to stay balanced with regard to the food we have in our house, when I am at work, well, it's a different story.

Perhaps it's rationalization, perhaps it's the hectic workday pace, or some exciting combination of the two, but I find myself eating differently while I'm in the office. I mean, yes, I generally still have a reasonably healthy salad for lunch, but it's just that from around 10 AM onward, I turn into some sort of voracious snackmonster. Chips! These tiny delicious mints! A cookie the size of my head!  AN ACTUAL, LITERAL BARREL OF (HONEY WHEAT) PRETZELS. They are all invited to the party on my desk! Oh, and let's not forget the assorted showers, parties, and birthdays that carry with them a whole host of baked goods, and the occasional ice cream cake. It's a wonder I don't keel over from some sort of sugar shock.

After all that, I then come home and hide my sordid little secret with roasted carrots, and Brussels sprouts, and baked chicken. All of which I really ENJOY, mind you,and absolutely love eating and making, but my guilty conscience kind of weighs on my mind. I don't really worry about my kids being sheltered from junk food, and not knowing how to handle themselves in the real world, or anything like that. (Like I mentioned, we do have some junk in the house.) I just feel this vague sense of remorse, since I tend to eat mayyyyybe on the...not so great side during the day, all the while striving for a real sense of balance at home.

I wonder if any other parents face this. Maybe it's more prevalent for parents like me, who work outside the home (all the easier to hide the guilty-making treats!), but I suppose pretty much any parent, despite the healthy food they put out for their kids, can have their own guilty snacks, when they're kids aren't looking.

What about you? Are you generally consistent in your eating habits, or do you occasionally sneak  something you wouldn't keep in the house/give your kids?

by on Apr. 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (31-40):
elijahsmama09
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I share with him my biggest guilty pleasure....high end white chocolate. He loves it:)

amonkeymom
by Member on Apr. 13, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I don't really sneak, but I do have 2 little food sneakers living with me so I have to hide things other wise we run out way too quickly.

LancesMom
by Member on Apr. 13, 2012 at 8:06 PM

LOL! Mine are heath bars. =)

Quoting Madelaine:

Me too!!

Quoting goddess99:

I'm pretty consistent. I always hide my snicker wrappers in the same place, my car's garbage bag. *sigh



copperswifey
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 10:12 PM

We let them have treats every now and then. I really don't see anything wrong with it as long as that is not all they are eating. :)

ARmom
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 9:46 AM

When I'm away from the kids, I will snack on things that I don't snack on in front of them.
However, when I do snack in front of them - they always want it!  I'm not a big snacker in general, so I don't feel guilty about allowing myself some bad snacks away from the kids. 

ceciliam
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I'm pretty consistent.

Wish2Be
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I sneak stuff all the time...usually while I am at work. LOL !

Wish2Be
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM


Quoting copperswifey:

We let them have treats every now and then. I really don't see anything wrong with it as long as that is not all they are eating. :)

I agree with this completely ! :)

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SalmonBerry87
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM
We have healthy snacks... I really don't "sneak" anything...
daerca574
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 6:33 PM
I snack pretty much the same. I do feel guilty have a Starbucks on my way to work or grabbing an icecream on my way home.
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