Bad Mommy Award goes to me!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Because of being sick my IQ points are a little low. It normally takes a week or so to get back to normal after menegitus, however on any given day I do not remember things first thing in the morning. My son made honor roll last week and I was sent home a notice with his report card that there would be a honor roll breakfast at school this morning. Of course I did not remember (which is the first time in two years) that I have not gone to honor roll breakfast. I get a call while in the process of getting ready for work from my son (evidently someone lent my 4th grader a phone) reminding me that I forgot his breakfast. So now that I am feeling lower than low the first thing that comes out of my mouth is "honey I will take you to skinny dip after work today". So now I am guilty of forgetting his breakfast and now bridding my kid with food. Can you get any lower. At least skinny dip is a frozen yogurt place and they have non-fat and low fat yogurt which I normally get when I go anyway but what is that saying about me. No wonder my daughter struggles with her weight because I have been such a shinny example to healthy eating habits. UGHHH!

Last night I was watching the biggest loser and my daughter (2nd grade) has started watching it with me. She was cracking me up last night exercising during commercial breaks and during the show. She told me she wanted to be on the biggest loser. Now that they have the three kids on the show she is relating to them which is wonderful. She sees herself in them. I have been doing better with shopping and now I keep snacks like veggie straws (which the kids love), trail mix, yogurt, v8 splash juice boxes, etc in the house. At least now if they are going to snack it can be a little healthier instead of empty calories.

This morning I dusted off my WII Biggest Loser Game. I had not played it in two years and it said I had gained 11 pounds. I guess I should be happy it only said 11 pounds in 2 years. It was a great change of pace and I think I am going to try and add it into my normal routine. I am already rotating elliptical, treadmill, bike, zumba, wii dance, walk aerobics and not wii Biggest Loser. I should never get bored with that variety.
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    Nobody's perfect and your son knows you love him. Just keep congratulating him on his report card and maybe you can stop at a park to play or walk on the way home from skinny dip as an "extra" celebration (if it's not too cold).
    3012 days ago
  • COURTS42
    I wouldn't be to hard on your self.... you are a great mom and when we have a million things going on and being sick we tend to forget things. I do think it is smart that you offered to take him to get a healthy snack instead of Mcdonalds or Dairy Queen.

    And be proud that your daughter is relating to biggest loser and you are having those healthy snack options available to your kids. They notice and they will start asking for them. I know my daughter does. She asks for strawberries before bed instead of what used to be ice cream or toast with butter and everything else.

    Keep up the good work! You are doing an amazing job and you are a great motivator for the Red Team...
    3012 days ago
    Don't be so hard on yourself. EVERY mom forgets things now and then. You are not a bad mom. Taking your son out for frozen yogurt to celebrate his achievement is not a bad thing. I do understand your thinking. When my son was small, I used to bring him home a "treat" every day usually from the vending machine at work. I hate that I taught him food is love. emoticon You are not doing that. You are bringing healthy snacks into your home and providing a good example for your children. emoticon
    3012 days ago
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