Just because the kids are eating pretzels doesn’t mean you have to eat pretzels. And while we are on this subject, no, no you don’t have to finish the food they leave on their plates. You also don’t HAVE to have a bite when you’re cutting cheese cubes or making their lunches. And the moment they go to bed isn’t an invitation to eat just to celebrate another day you survived parenthood.

Kids aren’t an excuse to ear poorly. They should be an inspiration to make healthy choices. Now go start dinner and involve them in the process. It’ll be good for you AND them.

 
  • ItsMeVsMe

    Ha! I guessed right! I passed on the kids chosen after school snack and treated myself to an apple with almond butter.

  • Pattie

    OMG! I could not relate to this post more. I needed this reminder today. Thanks Roni.

  • Holly

    “Kids aren’t an excuse to ear poorly. They should be an inspiration to make healthy choices.”

    Love this! And so true!

  • Christy

    I needed this reminder. Although I’m not too tempted to eat what my 8 month old is eating, I have been known to steal a stray chicken nugget from the kids I babysit.

  • rachel

    Amen! We just need somebody else to tell us.

  • Angela@Honey, I Shrunk the Mom

    To quote you: “And the moment they go to bed isn’t an invitation to eat just to celebrate another day you survived parenthood.”
    That is flippin’ hilarious! And I am sooo guilty of doing the same thing!

  • http://thirteenpointonemom.wordpress.com/ Maria

    The husband and I were just talking about this as he finished the toddlers sandwich from dinner earlier! Daily struggle for us as well….and he’s not even a healthy eat most days but was commenting on how his pants are getting tight. :)

  • Vicky M

    Daily I have to tell myself “I am not the garbage disposal”. i do not have to eat what they leave behind. It’s hard to throw away food though!

  • Kathy

    HW: 279

    CW: 272

    GW: 268 (for the challenge), 175 for optimal weight

    NSV for this week: even though the numbers stayed the same, I can cook a good supper for my husband and me and not serve a potato or starch. We both love them but he’s controlling diabetes and I’m keeping the number from going any higher. Didn’t get any exercise in this week and it showed up. The number, even though it’s just a number, doesn’t lie! Good luck to everyone today!

  • Trixie

    You’re bang on with this, Roni – a good reminder. This was one of the key things I had to stop doing – snacking on the kids’ food – when I began my journey. It’s amazing how a slice of cheese here and a few goldfish crackers there can add up!

  • KC

    Sounds like you are talking to me.

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