It's time for change! Healthier eating! More physical activity! Regularity! *cough*
I discovered a couple years ago, that if I had fruit washed and ready, and set out looking like a decoration, my kids would sneak it for a snack. Now, I'm not about encouraging deceitfulness, but saw this as an opportunity for healthful snacking. I let them know that anytime they were hungry, they could grab anything from the stand (a three tiered plate rack on a side table in the kitchen). Some where along the way, I quit stocking the store, and healthy snacking of this caliber ceased.
(MOMS, WE ARE THE ONES THAT BRING THE FOOD INTO THE HOUSE! IF YOU DON'T BUY THE GOOD STUFF, THEY WON'T EAT IT. IF YOU BRING JUNK IN TO YOUR HOMES, JUNK IS WHAT YOUR FAMILY WILL CONSUME.) This is a personal reminder....maybe it hits you where it hits me.
Okay, now that I got that out, whew....what was I going to say? Oh, so, last night, I went crazy in the produce aisle. I brought everything home, washed it up, arranged in on the stand. Told the kids they were free to snack from it anytime. Bedtime snacks were oranges and plums. DELICIOUS! For breakfast, more oranges.
I just love how my family loves fruit! And they can't eat it if it's not here. And it wasn't here (at least not like this). But, now it is here (and lots of it)!
Physical activity and regularity to follow suit! *snicker*