I am about to make that my official new title.
It is not just the holidays, but of course, the sugar intensity is greatly heightened this time of year.
It is everywhere!
Home, school, church, parties!
Even the other night, my husband commented that we needed to limit the sugar in our son's diet. When I followed up with the fact that it would need to be a family affair to make it work, he quickly made issue with the idea that he had a problem.
What a team player!
We are not a perfectly healthy eating household. And I do believe in flexibility and enjoying treats. My quest for organic has been limited with our move here. I can get a few things (milk thankfully!), but most everything else just has to be more natural and or at least the healthiest I can find. And there are lots of times I cave at the store when a young person is with me.
But this sugar thing is like a speeding train that needs to be stopped!
School parties last week were ridiculous. I always volunteer for non-sweet items because I know that 80% of the table will be sugar. And I am usually right. It was abundant at my dtr's party, but thankfully me and a few other mothers contributed otherwise. My son's party table looked a bit better than the Halloween party they had, but the take-home bags from other kids (mothers!) and the teachers were loaded with candy.
Church is almost worse! Since we moved, I have never seen my kids eat so much in class. They almost always come out of Sunday class with a treat and Wednesday usually involves a snack and juice.
Then I get to take my kids home and try to put them to bed. Thanks!
I know it starts at home and I need to do a better job so I won't have to worry so much about what happens when they are not here. I would love to make some significant changes, but it would be a struggle with my big kid's love of all that is a sugar or white-product.
It would probably turn into the One Mean Mommy Show!
I guess I will ponder some more and figure out how to make some of the changes for our family in the New Year. We are going to make some other changes anyway, so hopefully I can just slip this one in without anyone noticing! :)
Excuse me while I go throw away some chocolate!