I consider myself to be a pretty decent mom. Sure, I have my bad days, bad habits, 'demon faces'(come on you know the face I'm talking about!). But I have good days too. And I try really hard. Most times. There are things that (I think) I am really good at. Other things, well, I stink at. But it's a work in progress right? It IS the hardest job I've ever had--or ever will have!
Case in point:
98% of the time we have cereal for breakfast. It's quick, easy, and my kids like it. We have a variety like cheerios, special K, corn flakes, raisin bran. ( For a special treat (like never) I will buy fruitloops, or lucky charms.) I am introducing oatmeal in the very near future. So, fairly healthy on the scale, but not the healthiest. I am VERY aware of our health and food consumption, yet I also need to be wary of our time and money. Cereal seems to be it, for us, right now.
One of the "good" things I do, is put a special 'treat' into their cereal every day::
And they LOVE me for it. Actually, they don't even know it's in there anymore. And some days, Hannah asks for just a bowl of AllBran by itself.
I've covered dairy and fibre in the a.m.
Soon, when I introduce the oatmeal, I plan on incorporating this into it. I use it in pretty much everything I cook. Throw in a tablespoon or two. Just another one of the "good" mothering skills I have.
Obviously, with all my health concerns taking up space in my brain, I have forgotten some very important child-rearing lessons.
Seriously people, PLEASE tell me how my child of 18months learned this???!!
My husband insists this is necessary to get all the milk and fibre from the bottom of the bowl.