I like to think that I’m raising pretty balanced, healthy kids. Even though there are a few things we buy from Whole Foods and Sprouts, I don’t think we’re super “crunchy” folk.
Not that I have anything against people who raise their kids on prime produce and only the optimal products of our earth. If anything, I’m a tad jealous. However, our grad-student lifestyle and my general love for a 2am Big Mac stop me from getting too riled up over whatever my crunchy neighbors are eating for second breakfast or dinner.
For now, I do the best I can with what I have. And thankfully, my kids like vegetables. If I don’t watch him closely, Chaucer will gobble an entire pound of asparagus. I praise God he is no longer in diapers because… can you imagine??
Coco will order a side salad (no dressing) at every restaurant we visit. So with my kids, it’s not a question of how to get them to eat their vegetables, it’s more a question of have I done all the prep work to make vegetables available?
Before I was pregnant, I was doing pretty good with meal planning and grocery shopping. At least that’s how I like to remember it. Once my early pregnancy hormones hit me, our poor family was done for.
Even though I’m no longer suffering from morning sickness or exhaustion, I’m so large and hot that I don’t want to go near my kitchen unless it’s for ice cubes and popsicles. My kids’ diet has taken a slight toll, but I’ve found something to supplement during this “transitional” period. “We’ve just got to get by until people start bringing us meals, guys! Then we’ll be golden.”
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that until this point I haven’t ever given my kids multivitamins.
Gasp! I know–the shame.
The pediatrician would give me some funky drops for when they were babies and toddlers, but they always seemed to hate it and the hassle eventually won. I gave up.
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