So last night we went to a pumpkin carving event. It was chilly but lots of fun. Some very interesting carvings were going on and then you vote for the one you want. I liked the one that was carved like a frog. Something that does drive me a bit crazy is that my step-son and DIL always buy some treat for the kids. last night it was hot chocolate that I just knew the kids would burn their tongues on...yep, I was right. Lyla was crying as she tried to drink hers too fast. She is so addicted to sugar. not a good thing. Way too much junk food in this household and she already is "chunky". So when Mommy isn't around, Nama(that's me) I don't let them have junk food. And when they ask me for the sugar coated, "whatever" for snacks after school, I tell them "no" you need to pick a healthy snack. So I am teaching them what Junk is and what healthy is. They are good about eating veggies and fruits. It's just that they want junk all the time. And the other good news is that they are not allowed junk all the time...at least that is good. I just can't believe how much crap there is out there to buy for your kids. The marketing here in the state also just sucks marketing this crap to the kids.
Alright, off that soap box.
Hope you all have a terrific day.
Fun times. Looks chilly but so much fun. I don't think your grand-daughter looks chunky Sallie. Good on you for not giving in to their calls for sugar and junk food all the time. It is a plus they eat fruit and veggies, so that is a good thing. 1183 days ago
I couldn't agree more about the constant 'treats' some young parents allow. My son and dil drive through coffee shops daily and so often buy the kids a 'treat'. I have told Lucy so many times 'too much sugar is not good for your body or your teeth' that she parrots it back to me. When I take them shopping with me and they ask for a treat I buy them a book or some stickers or some such.
Great pictures, looks like you are having fun. I agree to much junk food available. When we go to the grocery I se basket piled high with junk and unhealthy food and they are paying for this with ETB cards. Aloow the kids to fill up on the junk food instead of buying helthy fruits and veggies. But then the companies making these products offer specials and good prices on the junk. Then they wonder why we have so many overweight and unhealthy people 1184 days ago
Love the pictures! When you do not have the little one around all time you forget how much garbage there is out there for them. As a child, I had plenty of sugar in my diet, but our food was also much better back then. Fresh fruit and vegetables grown in our own garden. No one knew about GMO foods and they did not put all the hormones in everything back then. 1184 days ago