Part of what we are trying to train Luke and Nina to do is eat healthy. Simple? Not with two finicky eaters that seem to protest anything that is not carb nor cheese! My peaceful attempt at a solution? I try to get produce in them first thing in the morning when they are very hungry and my patience for their protests is the greatest. Or, I should say, I had been trying... Lately, caught up in deadlines for contract work, more often than not, I have been working in our home office first thing as they wake up, sneak out to the kitchen and grab something starchy instead.
This works! (Well, to be honest, it works to a degree: Luke still doesn’t eat much whole fruit.) Nina happily scoffs down some sliced fruit or berries and Luke, despite refusing most whole fruits, loves to juice oranges and will drink what he juices to get his morning fruit vitamin fix. And, as the kids and I sit together, we share in some Faith First prayers, songs, chats and readings in lieu of morning Mass, which just wasn’t working for us recently.
Will this all continue to work? Time will tell. But, it works for us now and that is what is important.
We Are THAT Family. And, also, if you’d like to share your own experiences about morning routines, healthy diet strategies, meeting work and kids’ needs all at once, etc. I would love it if you would leave a comment and/or link below.
Thanks and have a blessed day!