Temptation from a 3 yr old?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Today I'm babysitting with my youngest grandchild, Ellie. So far, she has delivered as advertised. "She'll watch cartoons, play with the dog and cats and eat... various things." Her regular caregiver has the flu, so we're trying to cover the babysitting deficit. She's been here for a bit over 3 hours now and so far.. so far. She informed me, when I told her, "No, you can't pick up the dog", "My Daddy says, yes!". Ahem. This particular grandchild, even though she's a bit on the tiny side for her age, has a wide ranging and enthusiastic appetite. So far she has sampled a mini sausage biscuit, part of a banana, mandarin orange slices, a bite or two of my breakfast sandwich, and dried apricot pieces. We haven't gotten to lunch yet. Here's the thing. I have been bragging to my s/o's that I haven't been hungry or tempted even once since I started this program. Well, guess what? That ended today. Just being around this constantly snacking toddler is triggering me to eat! I'm so shocked. She hasn't eaten a single thing I would be interested in, but twice now I've found my sneaky little fat brain thinking.. hmmmmmmmmmm... what could I eeeaaaaaaaat? ? I've resisted, but I must say, I have a lot more sympathy for those of you surrounded by people who eat all day!
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    why not put out some things you BOTH can nibble on all day. sugar free sweet pickles, apple slices, seasoned croutons (for the crunch factor), orange slices, those little bite size tomatoes, celery sticks, baby carrots. put them on a tray and when she needs a nibble, and you nibble with her, you both will be getting a something good for you without the those nasty calories... keep the high calorie stuff put a way as a special treat for when she goes home with mom and dad. you can hand her the whole bag and she's walking out the door. :)
    4104 days ago
    Ah, the joys of grandchildren. It reminds me of when my kids were little and they didn't finish their dinner so guess who helped out. It is "wrong" to waste food. Grew up with that mentality. Remember that one!! LOL. Enjoy your day.
    4104 days ago
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