First, a success. In case you were wondering, holding your breath, worried sick about my poor, hail-damaged garden cover, it has been remade, with slightly shoddier plastic, but still good enough to keep the frost and the chickens out. It's amazing what you can accomplish during naptime!
Next, a failure. Some very kind friends had a family reunion nearby, which ended Monday. They lovingly brought all their leftovers over to our house, since they didn't want to transport them all the way home. Great!
Or not so great... when the leftovers include a quarter sheet cake and a full bag of pretzels. This could have been fine...I could have hidden/given away the less-nutritious items and let my kids enjoy the cheese and corn salsa. But I was tired from spending my naptimes fixing the garden cover, and my resistance was weakened.
Einstein gorged on pretzels for every snack for 2 days in a row. His poor little system didn't know how to handle such a white-flour overload, and he had itchy knees and elbows (an ezcema warning sign for us), grumpiness, tummy aches, and fatigue until I came to my senses and hid the pretzels. Now we are back to more wholesome snacks, and all feeling a lot better. It was a good reminder for me, though, of why I take extra trouble to feed the kids real food instead of "easy" food.
What have been the big successes and failures of your week? Do you ever have days when you're wiped out and tempted to take the lazy way with your eating habits? What do you do?
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