When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:2

Friday, May 28, 2010

At Other People's Houses

I don't want to be one of those moms where people have to worry what they feed my kids. My kids don't spend a lot of time away from our home, but when they do, and when someone is gracious enough to help care for my sweet cherubs, I don't want them to feel nervous or anxious about the Haner kids' diet or having to make something special for them.

I want my kids to eat cupcakes and cookies at Grandma's...

And juice boxes at their rich friends' houses...(like only rich kids drink juice boxes! LOL!)
And S'mores at the Ranch.

You know what I mean?

So, if my kid comes to your house, don't worry! They don't have to have carrot sticks and Fiber One (also a form of stick.)

I wanted to make a change to their diet at home so that I DON'T worry when they are eating four cupcakes at a party--because I know it's the EXCEPTION.

I would probably be more of a purist if my kid had an adverse reaction to sugar (like freaking out and running in circles for four hours.) Or if they had allergies...that made them have runny poo or something...

But they don't. In fact, after they have a bunch of sugar, they usually complain of a tummy ache and their blood sugar crashes shortly thereafter, making them take a great nap! Bonus! :)

Just keepin' it real.


Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

love this post! i hate when i go to things and all the kids get to enjoy whatever it is and there is always one family who's kids are sitting staring becasue hte parent doesnt want them to have soda, or sugar, or cake, etc losen up peeps lol

i love a good sugar crash nap myself on occasion lol

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...


I can totally relate...

You seem like such a fun family. Stop on over and hang out sometime over at my "place".

Nice meeting you!

Terra said...

we eat everything over here. I have a candy bowl even. Both girls make great choices most days when it comes to food and even though it is always here often go a whole week without sweets! I fall asleep with chocolate everynight.

brooke said...

Hi Tara!

I have been enjoying your blog and catching up on posts that I have missed due to life getting crazy :-)

I just want to say that I love the kind of mom you are. I love that you understand that your kids are going to eat bad stuff at other people's houses and you're cool with it.

I can't believe your last baby was over 10 pounds. Holy cow. I'm glad this baby won't be that big. You are getting so close! I can't wait to see how fast this one comes.

Hang in there. The end of pregnancy is the worst!