Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Can I Have Another Candy Bar?"

This morning, my 3 yr. old was set on having another candybar for breakfast. Now, before you yell at me for giving him a candy bar in the first place, he never had one!! I thought, "another candy bar, where'd you find the first one and why didn't you share with me!!"

After having him lead me to the kitchen, he started pointing at a high cabinet. Well, we are keeping the candy bars up high, but not in the cabinet he was pointing at. Seems that he was watching me make his sisters lunch and saw me put a granola bar into the lunch box. Without me watching, he had taken the granola bar out of the lunch and snuck into the living room corner (where he always sneaks to eat things without asking), left the wrapper and came back to the kitchen to ask for another.

Seeing that my little guy is no more than 25 pounds soaking wet and my 8 month old already out-weighs him, I gladly would have given him a "real" candy bar.

It is amazing to me how his little mind works. He knew it was something good and knew that it was the shape of a candy bar and just called it one. Next time I've in the mood for something sweet, I will try to take the advise of my 3 yr. old and head for the "cereal" cabinet with the granola bars instead of the "snack" cabinet with the candy bars...it'd save me over 200 calories and loads of fat!

8 comments:

Kate said...

Kids are so cute! Now if you can keep him going for granola bars instead of candy bars, it will be a awesome victory for healthy eating!

new*me said...

how cute!!! Granola bars with a piece of fruit are the snack of choice for my kiddos lately. The twins ask for "gorilla" bars ;)

your "Health Assistant" said...

i was blog hopping when i see your post and read it i also have a niece who always cry for candy bar from now on i will give him granola bar for more healthy eating nice post!

moonduster said...

LOL! I have one of those sneaky kids too! Actually, two of my kids are like that, but I have a few more kids than you do. :)

MizFit said...

I love kid's brains.

My passion beyond fitness? childrens picture book writing.

kborn said...

You actually have candy bars in the house? I don't remember that last bar I had...
Granola Bars on the other hand...yummmy.

Oh, and heads up, Mike's picture is going to be on the blog today :)

TB--Milwaukee said...

Oh, Auntie Katie!! Too bad you're not in town to buy a candy bar or two or TEN!!

debby said...

When I first started losing, I thought of granola bars as candy bars too! I kind of overdid it on them, and still have to watch myself.