Monday, September 26, 2011

Day Late and Half a Pound Short!

This weekend was one of those that was busy busy busy.  It was all good fun stuff, but I did not make time to post a message.  Sorry!

On Saturday, we had dinner with my brother-in-law, his gorgeous wife and 2 adorable kidlets.  His wife, KrisAnne, prepared a delicious and healthy dinner for us all.  It was a big salad with tomatoes from their garden.  DELICIOUS!  We brought ice cream for desert and selected 4 Ben and Jerry flavors, mostly for the kids to choose from.  Three things struck me as notable about the dinner.  First, these kids, ages 5 and 3, LOVED the salad and even said so during dinner.  They obviously felt a connection between "their" tomatoes that "they" had grown in "their" garden.  It warmed my heart to see them gobbling up such a healthy nutritious meal! 

Then, when we served the ice cream, one of the kids told me that I had given him too much!  What kid asks for less ice cream????  But - how GREAT that this child has learned at such an early age how to self-moderate his intake???  AWESOME! 

Finally, I did not have any ice cream.  I am really limiting my intake in anticipation of our upcoming vacation to Hawaii.  I want to save my calories for then!  My brother-in-law said..."how can you not eat ice cream?"  He simply could not fathom not having ice cream if others were eating it. The answer is, it is simple, just say no. 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!

Desire to help raise healthy adorable kids. Dedication to preparing for success.  Discipline to just say no.

1 comment:

  1. hahahaha...You & the kiddo were saying the same thing; "I know how much ice cream I need/want." (You simply had a much smaller amount!)