Sharing a confession, quote, and question every Thursday.
I let my kids eat cake for breakfast this morning. As much as they wanted. It didn’t have frosting on it, so it’s just like pancakes, right?
Letting them help themselves was heavenly. Saying yes to them was heavenly. No arguments. No negotiating. No thinking about what to feed them for one meal. Heavenly. And guess what, it may have been GOOD for them! Not just because it made me feel more at ease (everyone knows if mama ain’t happy…) but because I found something on the internet that said it might be healthy! So, it must be! Thank God for the world wide web. I can always find something that confirms that I make smart choices!
“Topping off breakfast with a piece of chocolate cake may help dieters lose more weight, according to researchers from Tel Aviv University. In a study with nearly 200 obese, non-diabetic adults, scientists found that participants who added dessert to their breakfasts – such as cookies, cake or chocolate -lost an average of 40 pounds more than a group that avoided such foods. They also kept the weight off longer. Researchers say that such a morning meal staves off cravings and defuses psychological addictions to sweetfoods” (Steroids, March)
Do you ever ever ever just let your kids eat what they want? (if you say no I will not believe you, ha!)
What have you found on the inter-web that has made or feel so much better about yourself? Or reassured you that you are human and worrying all the time is just plain silly?