Friday, October 12, 2007
I don't deserve toothsome #2. She has been blessed with some amazing gifts and I just get to be her mother and watch her unfold. She is my child that everything comes naturally for her and as a result, I often get credit, where none is due.
Case in point, she was born with a natural love of healthy foods. When she switched from baby food to table food, she discovered tomatos and from then on, any fruit or vegetable was all she would eat. I would take her to McDonald's as a toddler and she would ask if she could get a salad with her kids meal. I would then put the salad, chicken mcnuggets and fries in front of her and all that would get eaten was the salad. A perfect lunch for her is an assortment of fruits and vegetables and I have to convince her to eat something with protein in it.
Let me remind everyone that she is just 6 years old. Her latest health kick happened one morning at breakfast when she read the back of our Cherrios box. It reads, "Did you know that in just 6 weeks Cherrios can reduce bad cholesterol by an average of 4 percent?" It then encourages one to take the 6 weeks challenge and "you will feel better." She read that, and decided to take the 6 week challenge. We are on week number 2 and every morning, she says, "Mom, get me my Cherrios." Now that we are on week 2, she is saying things, like, "I already feel better. Imagine how great I am going to feel in 4 more weeks?" What a nut!