I frequently talk about food choices and exercise with the girls to help them learn how to keep their bodies healthy. I currently have the unhealthy practice of eating chips with lunch if we have sandwiches. Yes, I know they are not real good for you - as are a lot of other things we eat. In general, I think we eat pretty good.
We were having lunch a couple of days ago and I made sandwiches. I then asked the kids if they wanted Cheetos or Doritos to go with their sandwich. Athena said, "Which ones have more vitamins?" After pausing and thinking for a bit of what a horrible mother I must be I replied, "uh . . . . neither. Chips are not really good for you."
I wonder if I'm the only mom that struggles with this. I eat junk myself, but then to knowingly feed it to my kids?? I guess my justification is that it's not killing them right now - and so many people live to a good old age having eaten a little bit of junk here and there all along. So, I'm not tearing myself up about it, but it did give me something interesting to think about. Thanks, Athena, for bringing it to my attention.