|This frosting is good to eat & to wear...once in a while.|
I absolutely believe that Adult Sara is fully responsible for the choices that got me to 269 pounds. That being said, in some ways Adult Sara was informed by some of the tastes that she developed as Kid Sara. I want Kid Link & Kid Cora to have the best possible start at maintaining health lives & bodies by giving them an appreciation for wholesome food.
The idea of putting butter on some peas may not seem like a big deal, but for me it has been one of those Big Issue moments in parenting. Do I follow doctor's orders? Do I go with my gut? If I go with my gut am I compromising my child because of the mistakes I have made? Is this just another example of others paying the price for my bad choices?
Possibly. More probably I have a heightened awareness of the stakes of the game that cause me to be a little paranoid. Two things ultimately caused me to stay away from "The Buttertons" & continue giving her veggies as God intended them--out of the freezer.
1. As Dave pointed out when I was wringing my hands & rending my clothes over the issue: the pediatrician likely used the butter merely as an example in response to my answer to her question, "what does she eat right now?" I listed a few of the staples, among them veggies, & she gave me ways to boost calories within those parameters. She was probably assuming that I was a rational, independent thinking woman who would take the ball & run with it. Little did she know.
|Doughnuts, a good "sometimes" food.|