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We’ve Got A Sugar Situation

Mon, Nov 15, 2010

Motherhood, My Girls

Gracie was out of school for three days last week. Hence, the reason for my not posting since Tuesday. I decided to try for a three day run at Mother of the Year-self proclaimed, of course.

I crowned myself MOY on Friday with a cupcake from Sprinkles after an excursion to Huntington Beach.  I planned that trip so that we would be within a few miles of the greatest cupcake ever baked. My mission was not to please my child with a beach trip, my mission was to survive it so I could have a cupcake-a reeeeeally good cupcake.

We had fun building a volcano. (It couldn’t be a castle. We did not bring sand toys and had to use our flip flops to dig. And we didn’t originally plan on a volcano, it just sort of developed. There is only so much you can build with a child’s size 10 and my size 9.) I braved the frigid waves, up to my knees, to retrieve water for our volcano moat. We laughed as we demolished it, walked back to our car then realized we had buried our shoes and had to go back and find them.

It was a great day-made even greater by the lemon coconut cupcake.

Then I realized every day was punctuated by a sugary treat. Even the days she was in school and on into the weekend.

Monday – Milky Ways from Ralphs. I love Milky Ways. I eat the chocolate off first then eat the gooey center. My method of consumption does require a hand washing afterward.

Tuesday - Cassie’s Cupcakes – not even good. Tolerable at best. We at the whole thing.

Wednesday – 31 Flavors ice cream – Chocolate for G. Mint Choc Chip and Peanut Butter and Choc mixed in a cup for me – Yum.

Thursday – Halloween candy – still sitting in a three tiered basket on the kitchen table for easy access.

Friday – Sprinkles cupcakes – Need I say more? They are awesomeness and true love in a little paper cup.

Saturday – Ice cream cone – bought a gallon of Chocolate and a box of cones so this gift is gonna keep on giving for at least 11 more days. (only 12 cones in a box)

Sunday – Milky Way from Winco – eaten as we shopped – my favorite and now Gracie loves them too.

I realized I was MOY in my child’s eyes but certainly not in the eyes of the people who made up and promote the food pyramid. Ugh. I think I need to do something about this. We eat way too much sugar and I use it as a pacifier for my way too old for a pacifier child.

My mother always said not to worry about pacifiers that she won’t be sucking on one on her honeymoon. But at this rate, it will be a ring pop and she just might.

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9 Comments For This Post

  1. Melinda Says:

    I’m right with you on this one! The scale woke me up last week and I realized that we’ve been consuming way too much sugar! Then we went to my sisters for a pig-out (Oops – I mean early Thanksgiving dinner!) And I don’t see an end! We have the real Thanksgiving in a few days followed by the crazy eating that we call the Christmas holidays. I can feel my pants get tighter and tighter. You know the real problem is that I feel that every day is a better day when punctuated with sugar! sigh.

  2. Melinda Says:

    I’m right with you on this one! The scale woke me up last week and I realized that we’ve been consuming way too much sugar! Then we went to my sisters for a pig-out (Oops – I mean early Thanksgiving dinner!) And I don’t see an end! We have the real Thanksgiving in a few days followed by the crazy eating that we call the Christmas holidays. I can feel my pants get tighter and tighter. You know the real problem is that I feel that every day is a better day when punctuated with sugar! sigh.

  3. Lori Zimbardi Says:

    Melinda, I am sooo with you. I can’t eat a meal without wanting a little chocolate afterward. My day is better with sugar.

  4. bekahcubed Says:

    As one who makes a living promoting the Food Pyramid (a dietitian), I officially declare you MOY. Sugar binges happen. I go on them myself. It’s okay. That doesn’t make you a bad mother.

    At the same time, I think it’s wonderful that you’re identifying how you’re using sugar as a pacifier. Identifying how you’re using food is one of the first steps in moving towards having a healthy attitude toward (and healthy habits with) food. Kudos for your food-habit savvy thinking!

  5. Lori Zimbardi Says:

    Oh Bekah, thanks for that. I was feeling awful about how I let my girl eat. Self admittance is the first step to rehabilitation, right? I will state that when we came home last night from the skating rink, she ate carrots instead of pudding. My big first step!

  6. Lori Zimbardi Says:

    Oh Bekah, thanks for that. I was feeling awful about how I let my girl eat. Self admittance is the first step to rehabilitation, right? I will state that when we came home last night from the skating rink, she ate carrots instead of pudding. My big first step!

  7. Patty B! Says:

    I love that you don’t like Casey’s Cupcakes! For so long I thought I was the only one, and I took a lot of crap for it – but now I know I have a partner in my dislike!

  8. Patty B! Says:

    I love that you don’t like Casey’s Cupcakes! For so long I thought I was the only one, and I took a lot of crap for it – but now I know I have a partner in my dislike!

  9. Lori Zimbardi Says:

    Oh patty. They totally suck. I will stand with you any day against the naysayers.

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