Saturday, May 15, 2010

Keeping a balance

In my own life, I find it really hard to keep a balance. I overeat, I overwatch TV, I don't exercise at all. People say "just do it in moderation!" like it's a new idea and I laugh and laugh. Moderation, for me, is almost impossible. Sometimes it really is impossible.

But somehow, with the boys, I'm a little better at it. Not perfect, not at all, but better.

I am very good at feeding them healthy food, but somehow I'm also good at relaxing about it and not making it too strident. We have McDonalds once a week. They eat cake and cookies, and meat when they're at my parents house. And the other day their Aunt Deborah bought them a treat that was a big hit. So this is what their after-school snack looked like:

Ooh, what a lovely snack! Is that healthy kiwi? Yes! Yummy healthy oranges and organic apples? Of course! And...what else? A cake? A...twinkie?!?!

Yes. A twinkie. And not just a twinkie:

A Shrek-themed green twinkie. Yuck. It was a big hit. :-)


Gretchen said...

Oh I love it Leah!!! So awesome. I've been out of the loop lately, hope you and the boys are well.

Karen said...


I'm thrilled to read your most recent message on IG! I cannot tell you how lucky I feel to have bumped into your post today. I'm just so so excited for you.

Please shoot me a quick email at to let me know you got this and we can go from there!


Karen said...

Sorry Leah!

This should work:)