Saturday, April 15, 2006

Silly Rabbit

Tricks are for Kids...

I guess I should have made it clearer that this was not about meeting my husbands wishes (and my gold standard) but that it was about being frustrated by how feeding children is portrayed. I honestly thought that the ideas were cute on the link to cute kids food, but who on this planet has time to make each of their child's meal a game AND is it even honest to do so. Food will not always be sandwiches made to look like a day at the beach... When I was growing up that sort of food spectacle was saved for birthday cakes.

This sites menus link has a much more realistic and practical suggestion of what are regular, good everyday food items to offer a child.

Clarity shrugged.

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2 comments:

Patricia Tryon said...

Like I said...

;-)

Catherine said...

I really struggle feeding Erin. She is one of those picky kids you read about and would go days without eating if she put her mind to it. I too feel like a failing mommy because I feel in my heart we got here because she prefers happy meals to "real" food. The happy meals were introduced because of how hard life can be when working, commuting a hour each way to work and just generally being too exhausted to plan, prep, cook, clean up for a 15 minute meal no one is enthusiastic to eat. Obviously with Rob's health we are all eating better now, but it is hard and every day is a struggle. And on the organic note, I so wish I could do organic for my family. I could cry at any moment by just thinking about what chemicals and antibiotics we consume, but again the closest whole food market is an hour away from us and our local grocery store only provides things like our milk and eggs, which we do buy, but even that is double what non-organic products cost. It is no win. I believe that you have to set you limits, get a core menu planned and just go with it.