I'm a little later than usual in posting my TT list. Ladybug had a Halloween party with her Mother's Morning Out group this morning. I'm not into Halloween, but I think a party with classmates/friends is acceptable. Ladybug was dressed as a Pittsburgh Steeler! She looked adorable!!
One thing that surprised me was the goody bags for the kids. These kids are ages 6 months to 3 years. There was entirely too much sugar, and even choking hazards, in that bag. I brought goldfish cracker snack packets for the goody bags.
So how is this related to my thankful list? I am thankful that Ladybug is a blank slate when it comes to habits. The eating habits that she develops are largely influenced by Hubby and me, and we do pay careful attention to what we eat and what Ladybug eats. (Yes, I still have my chocolate stash for certain times.)
Hubby and I both have struggled with our weight for a long time, since junior high for me. I want to instill in Ladybug good, healthy habits so that she doesn't have to face that battle too.
And the good thing is that Hubby and I are eating better too. And in running after an active toddler, we are getting off the couch more as well. So in trying to instill good habits in Ladybug, our health is also benefiting.
Yes, I do allow Ladybug to have an occasional treat. But treats are not for every day consumption. And there were a few treats in her goody bag that I thought were great - a homemade muffin wrapped in cellophane, pretzels, and animal crackers - all things that I would consider a "normal" snack.
I am also thankful for a great Mom's Morning Out program that Ladybug can attend, with two very caring teachers. Ladybug wasn't too sure about leaving Momma those first few times in September, but she loves to go. And Momma gets a break to be able to do other things without a toddler clinging to her legs all the time.
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