My second born inherited my sweet tooth probably from all the chocolate I ate while pregnant and nursing. Since then I’ve learned that sugar is not good for our bodies at any age and I notice negative effects in my whiny four year old and her desire to eat sweets all the time.
Even though the Candy Fairy took the Halloween candy away, my little one still seems to sense it lingering at the bank, a friend’s house or in a pocket.
Some children may ask for candy and then easily become distracted and forget about said candy. Not this girl, she scouts out where it is currently hidden and she gets it. This morning is a prime example or her persistence.
7:45 a.m. After eating breakfast. “I’m done, can I have dessert now?”
7:48 a.m. “You don’t get dessert after every meal. Would you like some fruit?” I offered.
7:51 a.m. “Mom, can I please have a piece of candy?” She got points for asking nicely, but still no dice.
7:53 a.m. “But, Moooooom I ate my breakfast and asked nicely.”
7:55 a.m. Frustrated I reply, “I have a few things I need to get done this morning. Please draw a picture quietly and then you can have your candy.”
This satisfied her and off she went to draw as I busily moved through my To-Do list.
8:09 a.m. Girl proudly shows me the beautiful rainbow she drew.
8:10 a.m. “Wow! What colors did you use for the rainbow?” I ask.
8:11 a.m. Already over the drawing asks, “Can I have my candy now?”
8:12 a.m. I did say you could have candy after your drawing, but how about you save the candy for after school?
8:13 a.m. “BUT I DONT WANT TO SAVE THE CANDY, I WANT CANDY NOW!”
8:14 a.m. “Please do not yell at me.”
8:15 a.m. “Mommy, can I please have a piece of candy.” She asks in her sweetest voice ever.
8:16 a.m. My daughter is eating a ring pop at 8:16 a.m. (Terrible mom disclaimer: I thought the ring pop would at least keep her occupied for awhile.)
8:24 a.m. My husband surprisingly returns home as he forgot his computer bag.
“Why is she eating a ring pop?” He wonders.
8:25 a.m. “She’s a candy addict.”
You tell me am I a bad mom or does my daughter need an intervention?