After my emotional day yesterday I began to look at the bigger brighter picture. We are in a serious mess and it is the kids who take the brunt of it. I have always maintained that they are innocent in all of this and I won’t change my mind. When my daughter was too afraid to eat her lunch for fear of bullying I thought to myself how serious is this? Is this a suck it up moment? A tough love parenting learn a lesson type of moment or not?
I have slept on it and I am still really concerned for our kids. I wish my daughter had the personality to tell those kids to go pound sand and throw a jab or two (that’s honesty) but she doesn’t. She is this sensitive kind little thing without a mean bone. So me telling her to tell the kids that she doesn’t care what they think doesn’t work because she does care and she wears her heart on her sleeve.
Then there is the bigger issue. We live in a day and age where we are flying to space and yet so many kids still don’t know what healthy food tastes like. What is the solution?
The way I see it this sunny day is that parents and caregivers must make food a bigger priority. I think an easy way to do that is before you put it in a lunch or on the table, ask yourself “Would I eat this?” If you say yes awesome and if you say no, it’s time to get back to the drawing board. Our shopping habits and the way we feed our children dictate their tastes.
Let’s set them up for a healthier future,