Friday, November 15, 2013
So last night we were babysitting as my Stepson and our DIL went to a charity event. I always try and think of a craft project to do with them. I thought of this one that we used to make way back in like 6th grade. Do any of you remember making them? I guess we could all make one today and inside where you write the "fortune" we could put things like....
"You are awesome...you are eating healthy"
"Good job refusing the junk food"
"Nice not eating too much sugar"
"Terrific not eating bad fats"
"Fantastic job not using food to solve problems"
"Eating all those veggies is making you happy"
"Great job getting all that exercise in"
What else could you add? Anyway then when we are having a bad moment we could revisit our childhood and play with our "fortune teller" to encourage us.
In fact now that I am writing this I am going to sit with the kids who we have been teaching all about nutrition and reading labels one that has some of the positive things we are trying to do like eating less sugar, only having "treats" once in a while. Yeah, I am going to make one like that. It's funny when the parents aren't around they eat cheerios without sugar(no more whinnying about wanting the junk cereals) They now know we eat low sugar stuff. They are getting into it as well. Now if I can just train "Mommy" who thinks it's okay to give them waffles, pancakes and such with lots of sugar syrup. So yeah, I am going to make a fortune teller today with all the messages inside about good nutrition. Oh and the other thing that hit home last night at the dinner table was telling our granddaughter who says she wants to be a doctor(she is according to child BMI calculator obese) that she should learn all about nutrition so that she can teach her patients so they will be healthy. She loved this!!! I was so excited.
So I will get busy on my "fortune teller" with all good nutritional tips. Let me know some of yours that I might add.
Have a terrific day.