Ian is now going to be travelling some for work. The promise is that he will be home every weekend. And, it won't be all the time since there is still some work in and around Regina. So, I'm wandering around the house not getting much of anything accomplished since Kellen went to bed. Seems strange and quiet. So, I guess I'll share my thoughts with whoever is out there...
I'm not going to dwell on the sad fact of Ian being gone. So, I'll share the next pressing thing on my mind. I have a dietitian mom's dilemma. The sitter asked me if it would be okay if she gave Kellen a popsicle when the other kids are having one. No answer would come out of my mouth. What I wanted to say was "NO! No, sugar and dyes necessary!" But, I thought about how my answer was going to come across. I thought about how not giving all the kids the same thing might create problems. So, I said "Umm, I'll think about it." And think about it I have! I even went to the store to buy juice, so I could make "popsicles" for him. I even started to cut up fruit to freeze in them. Then, I realized that making and taking his own popsicles might not really solve any problem and was going to be a big hassle. By this time, I was starting to feel like a crazy mom.
So, I quit worrying about it and made my decision. Here's my simple answer I'll give her tomorrow..."No, he's still pretty little so I'd rather not give it to him yet. Let me know if it becomes an issue with having a different snack than the other kids." Sound fair enough? I hope so. I know a popsicle won't do horrible things to him. But I'd rather he had some fruit, some milk...anything with some nutrients for the growing boy!
I don't want to make any moms feel like food they would give their kid isn't good enough for my kid. But, I also don't want to have him eat nutrient-poor foods just cause that what is so often the norm in our society. Poor kid, eh? I will relax about it...when he's a little older.
So, hope I haven't ruffled any feathers. Kids, foods, and mom's views can be a touchy issue I've learned. I am laughing at myself, if its not coming through in my writing! Anyone want to give any thoughts or share their own stories?
P.S. If you tell me to get over it and give him a popsicle, your comment will be deleted...I don't want to hear it!! :)