Tuesday, February 16, 2010
m&m's for dinner
The other night, like so many nights, I offered my children reasonably healthy options for dinner – ham and mashed potatoes for Bryce, baby food for Brett. And like so many nights, it went uneaten. (Bryce has isssues with food, and Brett, at 8 months, has decided to spit out everything that goes in his mouth.) I used to stress over uneaten food, but I've learned to just go on and try again later.
Not long after their so-called dinner, Bryce asked for some m&m's. I gave in to his request for "junk food," and little Brett decided he wanted to try them too. Soon we were all seated at the kitchen table, chowing down on m&m's. I felt guilty letting them eat candy for dinner – but only for a moment. Then I just enjoyed it. Sometimes you just need to have m&m's for dinner!