*Added My Response* You're Supposed to Feed Kids More Than Once a Day??
My Facebook status:
I just gave this kid breakfast at 9am, and she's already begging for more food. It's only noon!
My sister's response:
She's just spoiled. One meal a day, I say!
Now, silly us, we did not realize that we need to add in a couple of "lol"s or something to idiot-proof what most people would surely realize was not a serious conversation. This was the private message I received a few minutes ago from the wife of one of my husband's friends (she is usually not the brightest crayon in the box, but she outdid herself this time):
didn't want to put anything on your wall and start some public drama so i kept my mouth shut all day but that status update really bothered me all day. i know me and [her husband] don't have kids and so you prolly think i don't have the right to say anything but any idiot knows kids eat reg meals like adults. [my daughter's name] is like 6 right [she's four, but do go on]? a good meal plan for her would be some eggos at breakfast some chicken nuggets and a apple at lunch and spagetti at dinner with something green too. oh and some snacks all day like yogurt and fruit roll ups. seriously feed your kid or i'll have [her husband] tell [my husband] that you're not taking care of his kid when hes working his ass off all day.
You asked for it, and here it is. My response:
Dear [her name],
While I do appreciate your concern for my child's well-being, I can assure you that there is really no need to report me to [my husband]. My sister and I were only joking. My family enjoys our sarcasm.
I also appreciate your suggested meal plan, but as my daughter and I are vegans, it just would not work for our lifestyle and beliefs. We generally begin our day with a smoothie packed with both fruit and greens, and then follow that up with oatmeal after a good walk and a little yoga. Her lunch usually consists of some kind of sandwich, with fruit and a vegetable on the side. Her dinners vary, but I try to make sure they always include a whole grain, protein, and at least two vegetables. She also has one or two snacks during the day, which also vary.
Again, thank you for your concern. In the future, I will try to make my odd sense of humour a bit more clear.