Thursday, February 23, 2012
I think my son has a bad sugar addiction problem. Suggestions needed! Please help?
To summarize this: Nicholas stole the frosting I'd made to make a frozen buttercream transfer of Thomas the Train on his birthday cake for his party. He ate all the BLUE frosting this morning (about a cup) before DH and I were up. I discovered it smeared on the TV screen and found empty container. Consequence: no Thomas the Train cake and Mom was angry.
Later, he took the big container of homemade white frosting into his room and ate about a cup of that. I brushed his teeth, had him change his clothing, bathed him, and fed him healthy dinner. I threw OUT the remaining frosting. I cleaned out the locked treat box and threw out many sugary candies that I don't want either of us to eat - remaining Christmas candy and Valentine candy. Only a few very dark chocolate things are left, plus fiber one brownies, some granola bars and son's juice boxes. Oh yes, AND consequence: no cake for his party. Possibly will have a sugar free party. We do have ice cream left and can do ice cream sundaes IF Nicholas doesn't eat the ice cream before then.
Worried about son who says "it was just too tempting!" as his reason. Worried about this pattern that happens whenever he gets sugar he eats wayyyyy too much of it. Concerned he might end up morbidly obese like 500+ lbs one day if he cannot learn to control these sugar cravings.