Did I tell you I’m watching my Niece this week? I think I did. Anyway, she is an absolute angel! I’m not going to get into family dirt but she had a rough start to life. She has come a long way in 3 years.
The only problem she’s having now is with food. Let me start by saying I take pride in my son’s diet. I offer him a variety of healthy whole foods and exposed him to an array of textures and flavors at a very young age. I also try to limit his refined sugar and flour intake. I’ve been blessed with an eater and it is (mostly) a joy to cook and eat with “the toddler”. My niece, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. She only eats about 3 things and getting anything healthy in her is a chore. I have never seen her eat a piece of fruit! On the flip side I never seen her eat a piece of candy either. She just doesn’t like to eat and has an issue with the texture of foods.
I don’t know how to deal with this. Today she ate like a bird and if you give her anything that is not in one of her 3 food groups she spits it out. So tomorrow, I’m going to try and trick her into eating healthy. I’m pulling out the whole wheat pizza dough and I’m whipping up a fresh tomato pizza (pizza is one of her food groups). I’m hoping she falls for it. I’m still debating with myself if I should whip up a quick pizza sauce to make it more like the “real” stuff. I’ll let you know how it goes!
As for me, I’m doing alright. Yesterday was a bit of a challenge. We actually ended up eating out at an Italian place. I knew I was going to go over board so I only ordered a cup of soup. It was hard to do but here is my logic, this way I still got to order a “meal” but wouldn’t feel as guilty splurging on the bread and picking at the toddlers meals. And guess what? I was totally full and probably saved myself about 15 points. If I did get a meal I would have still ate the bread and still picked at their meals. Lesson learned, work with your weaknesses. ;~)
Today shaped up nicely. I’m a bit hungry now so I think I will have a snack. I’m just not sure what yet. I didn’t get much work done on the rebuild except for a few old posts. I plan to spend a few good days next week finishing up once I have a day or 2 to myself.
I hope you all had a great 4th! Until tomorrow!
Nothing planned – Just running after the 2 toddlers