Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Granola is good for babies, bad for Mummy

My best friend and her husband think I'm a bad mother. Why? Because I insist on feeding my babies insane things like plain yogurt, fruit and veggies, and granola cereal. The problem seems to be that I don't eat most of that crap. Okay, I eat fruit and veggies, if I have to. And I'm eating more of the healthy stuff now that I am on the diet wagon and have to answer for my food and exercise to www.threekidcircus.com/losingit/. I would rather gnaw off my own toenails than eat plain yogurt. But Girl Terror doesn't know about dessert. She thinks chocolate cookies are so rare they should be on the endangered list. She has no idea of the goodies lurking in the cupboard. She thinks baby tomatoes are a treat sent from heaven, and she goes into mourning if we run out of unsweetened applesauce. Right now she is eating cottage cheese, and talking about it in reverent terms "Mmmmm. Yummy special treat like Mummy. Cot' cheese for me, too!" Boy Terror will only eat fruit yogurt if it is mixed with a good dose of plain, unsweetened stuff. I realize a time will come when they notice the lack of bananas in my diet, and the fact that they are eating a lot more green stuff than me. Hopefully by then I will have caught on to eating properly. Until then, I will continue to hype raw veggies are "special, yummy food" and stand in the hallway to eat my Oreos.


Anonymous said...

Well, I think its great that the kids eat so healthy. Even if you don't. I know a lot of moms who don't feed their kids any vegetables at all because they(the moms) don't like them.
I'm like that about peas. I don't know if my kids like them or not because I hate hate hate them and have never served them.


AverageMom said...

To be truthful, there are things I refuse to have in the house, no matter how healthy it is. Eggplant. I won't even pretend to eat the plastic eggplant Girl Terror keeps serving me.

Executive Housewife said...

What a fantastic mom. I see so many parents feeding their kids junk food and it just bugs me. Hooray for you and your great efforts to feed your children wholesome good brain food.

Anonymous said...

My kiddos just LOVE wheat germ! I have to toss it in their yogurt. After he's finished eating a few bowls of Cheerios, he'll let me know that he's ready for wheat germ. That's right. I sprinkle a thin layer of wheat germ on the milk and he scoops it up in his spoon. I have to give him about 3 to 4 layers of the stuff before he's full. Crazy kids! At least he's regular!

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