How many times can you remember a grown up telling you to eat everything on your plate, or not to waste food? I heard it a lot and I think it sunk in a bit too much. Funny thing is that my husband has the same problem. It is like you are not allowed to throw food away or waste anything. This is why if I hit my soft stop with just a few bites left I find it hard to not finish. That has stopped (well, successful for a couple of days so far). I am OK with just tossing the leftover bites in the trash or letting the dog eat it. That is mainly because I don't want to stretch the pouch and to be honest, I don't like being uncomfortable.
So that brings me to my question. Should we make kids finish all the food on the plate? I have three kids and we eat as a family. I can tell when they are full and when they just don't like what we have made. If it is the "this is icky" kind of night they know that they don't have to finish the food but they won't get anything else. I guess I just want to make sure that my kids learn when to stop because they are satisfied and not to keep eating just because it is there. Tricky thing, raising kids.
We have also started two family fitness nights a week now that it is warmer. We are all going for a family walk or playing an outdoor sport to help mom and dad get fit. I just want to make sure that they see that working out is great and not a horrible task (although sometimes it is). I want my kids to grow up in a healthy family and not in a fat family. I want them to not know what it is like to be the fat kids and to be made fun of for the way you look. I guess I am trying to say that I am making an effort to teach my children while they are young how to take care of the bodies that God gave them. How do you guys do family fitness days?
Oh, BTW, I have a surprise on Friday!!!!! (hint- I weighed in way early because of temptation!)