Craig and I strive to make healthy food choices for our children. We realize that it is our responsibility to ensure that they have a healthy attitude toward food and that they make good choices as they grow older. We’re teaching Katie about serving sizes, which nutrients she gets from each of her foods, and why some foods aren’t great choices.
Having said that, we’ve relaxed the rules a bit this summer. She had an ice cream cone last week, a lollipop the week before.
We’ve come to realize that a large part of encouraging healthy eating habits is teaching her about moderation in all things. We worry that if we don’t allow some small indulgences now, she may rebel when we aren’t with her.
So, with that, I present to you the following…
That right there? That is a small moment. A small moment of pure joy.
Also? A guarantee that for a few days, there will be no other treats.