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Monday, June 03, 2013

I am so excited today! I was the child that never ate a vegetable - and never had to - they weren't served at my house growing up. I grew up with a storage room of sodas available any time I went through the door to get one. As embarrassing as it is to admit I had my first salad at 16, even more ridiculous is I was in college before I drank a glass of water unless it was the only option available in some crazy emergency. So...that's me.

Fast forward to today, and I hear from my dad how silly he thinks my food spending is, and my parents won't eat with our family because the foods we eat are too "weird". On the one hand they appreciate that I am raising our kids to be healthy but on the other they just find our habits appalling on some level. I love my parents, they are awesome, and I don't make this little thing an issue. We just work around it.

Well, one hard thing for me is when my mom visits she offers to take me out to get sodas, drive thru, etc. usually when we are already out running errands or something. It's hard to turn her down, because she is trying to treat me - and let's face it - it isn't a hard sell for this girl! Which gets to the point of this blog...

...my mom is giving up soda! The mom that is visiting me this week! Like, we are in this thing together this time! How cool is that! She was so excited to tell me, and she knows I approve and support her choice. So I am going to go get some Lipton to have a big jug of iced tea available for her since that is her substitute (and bonus: I have no interest in the stuff!). I'm excited for her health, and I'm excited to see a change at the family level. It gives me a little 'spark' of hope for a time when we sit down to a Thanksgiving meal and everyone is satisfied to eat whatever is on the table!
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