So, today I have to brag about The Boy. He did two things this weekend worthy of bragging so I’m all over it.
The first thing happened Saturday night. He was playing at his friend’s house when he called to tell us he’d been invited for dinner. We allowed him to stay. During dinner, The Girl asked if she could have ice cream. We told her maybe later.
A little while after The Boy had come home, we told the kids they could have ice cream. The Boy told us he’d already had some at his friend’s house! The Husband and I were shocked. I *know* if it had been me, I’d have kept my mouth shut and had more ice cream. The Husband would have done the same. The Boy…he’s a good kid. He told us about the ice cream and sat politely while his sister ate her ice cream!
THEN…because that wasn’t enough…Sunday, I took the kids to Sunday School. Most of the time, I stay there. Another mom and I have become friends and we sit, chat, and pretend to grade papers while the kids do their lessons. Today, she was addressing envelopes for her daughter’s upcoming Bat Mitzvah and I was doing some prep work.
Anyway, the point (and I swear there is one) is that the kids broke for snack, as they always do. The snacks are usually sweets or whatever…cookies, snack-cakes, etc. We always tell the kids to bring healthy snacks. Today, The Boy had brought peanuts and The Girl had a Clif Bar. The snack was homemade brownies and carrot-cake muffins.
Despite the fit both kids threw about how the snacks at Sunday School were way better than what they brought, neither child snuck a brownie OR a muffin!
I should mention here that I’m not all that mean; the kids eat PLENTY of junk, which is why I’m so adamant about limiting what I can when I can! The fact remains that I am overweight and I do whatever I can to keep the kids active and their food choices good ones.