Sunday, June 19, 2011

Got Sugar? You must be with Nana

Today I was supposed to post about holiday fun with your kids, but I needed to interrupt the regularly scheduled program because my smart mouthed creativity wasn't flowing as usual and I can't put pictures on the post from Nana and Sir's computer and that one really needs some photos.

So, tonight you're going to get a post about adventures with Nana.

This is a woman who when I was growing up the closest we got to sugar cereal was Honey Nut Cheerios. Ok, I will give her that on vacations she would buy those small boxes of sugar cereal. But, I NEVER had sugar cereal in my house. In fact, I'm so bitter about it still that I have passed down that torture to my children. Every once in a while my husband sneaks in some Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but once that's gone, it's back to the HNC (that's my slang for Honey Nut Cheerios).

This morning we're at Nana's house (where the children have been since Friday) and my father starts reading the list of cereals for breakfast this morning. It sounded like something straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. My children would have gotten more nutrition out of a bowl of ice cream.

Oh, and while we're on ice cream . . . last night, my mother confessed to me that that morning she did in fact give my 4 year old ice cream for breakfast. Why did she give my 4 year old ice cream for breakfast, you ask?! My mother's response, "Because she told me that I owed it to her". Apparently my mother had made a deal with the devil (a.k.a. 4 year old Id) the night before. In her haste of trying to get Reese to stop throwing a temper tantrum and go to bed, my mother answered "yes" when the Id said "if I go to bed now, can I have my ice cream for breakfast?" My mother assumed that the Id would have forgotten about their little deal when she woke up the next morning. The Id could sell ice to an Eskimo and she would remember it for eternity! The detox that little body will go through tomorrow is going to be ugly!

And now, we fast forward to Nana's sugar violations today - After the smorgasbord of sugar cereal, we proceeded to go to breakfast where the adults could get something other than sugar cereal and the girls ate barely anything. After "breakfast" Nana took each of the children to the Candy store (at 10am) "because it was on the way back to the car and she owed it to them - they still had money to spend". I have no words to describe what I thought at this moment!

So here's the priceless quote of the day - "I have a Push Pop and I'm not afraid to use it" - The Ego, age 7. Said while she was threatening her sister who was trying to take away her candy. This was probably brought on by some sugar induced rage, no doubt.

Moral of the story - no matter how much you try to instill healthy choices in your children, they can be undone in a matter of hours by The Nana! And, my one great wish for my children is that they are as fertile as I am so that I can have the same fun with their kids!!!

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