4.4.11

PROUD MOMMA MOMENT:  Big just wrote a note “OIE EOU” if you sound it out is is I LOVE YOU. “I of oo” more correctly — i am soooooooooooooo proud of him — he sounded it out and wrote it 100% alone!!!!!

Momma has some good ideas, if I say so myself.  I have been getting a ton of push back from the boys on the “food plan”.  It is a constant battle, artificial colors and flavors are in everything.  I searched “natural and organic” candy on amazon.com and got many hits for candy by Harib.  Uhhhh let’s READ

Ingredients
Sugar, Corn Syrup, Gelatin, Citric Acid, Fumaric Acid, Starch, Artificial and Natural Flavors, Artificial Colors: FD&C Yellow No. 5, Red No. 40, Blue No. 1.

 in what figging reality is Red No 40 “natural” ?????????

So I am going to look at some truly natural, free of artificial colors and junk, gummies at Trader Joe’s I also, finally, found some on amazon.com that I can order if they are not at the local store (yummy earth brand).  I have to find/ get something; I am allowing the boys too cheat way too much, because it is just a constant battle.  It wears on me and affects the joy of our time together; I am on guard constantly and feel like we bounce from one food fight to another food fight.  At therapy they have a vending machine, the boys LUST after the fruit chewies.  At therapy there is a bowl of DUM-DUMs that leaving kids can have one from (really really annoyed by that one, let me tell you, and plan to address it).  It is a CONSTANT battle.  So I am going to get some ‘fruit chewies’ / gummies they can have.  Nevertheless for EASTER I have a great (or I think) idea.  Each year they each get a book, a toy and then they get to find eggs.  Instead of filling the eggs with candy, I am going to capitalize on the SUPERHERO obsession in this house.  I found 2 items, party favors actually, that I am getting to fill most eggs with; ‘power rings’  (and these too) and figures  .  I let them have chocolate so I’ll put some kisses in a couple eggs, and maybe some other small candy in one or two; but the majority of the eggs are going to be fun little treasures not candy!!

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  1. Crystal

    good idea for the toys in eggs instead of candy! I am frustrated with everything having red food dye. My dd gets really wild and out of control after eating it. 😦

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