(Sometimes CC asks me questions about death. She says the following in the middle of one of those conversations.)
CC: I think death is so “ug”.
Me: What is “ug”?
CC: It’s another word for “not so good”.
Me: Lol. Oh, ok.
(CC busts through the door of the room I was sitting in)
CC: Mom, can you come and make me some breakfast? I asked dad if he would make me some and he said “no”. So, I came to investigate.
Me: LOL. Investigate what?
CC: I came to investigate you to see whether or not you would fix me a big breakfast of oatmeal.
Me: Lol! Yes, I’ll fix you some oatmeal.
(CC immediately leaves the room, closing the door behind her)
CC: (In somewhat of a loud voice) Daaaaad. I went in to investigate mom and she said she’s gonna do it.
CC: Can I have my cookie for breakfast?
Me: No you cannot.
CC: Remember when I had brownies and icecream for breakfast one day?
Me: Yes, I can’t believe we let you do that.
CC: Why mom?
Me: Because, although it was fun, it’s not good for you. That’s o.k. We’ll be phasing sugar out of our home anyway.
CC: When today? Or this year?
Me: This year.
CC: Yeah, cuz I’m gonna read my type 2 diabetes book today and that tells you about some good things you can do for your body.
Me: Agggghh! LOL!!!
(We did put that book on her shelf, because at one point she liked looking at the pictures. Now that she’s reading I have no clue what info her little brain is retaining. No one in the home has diabetes and we want to keep it that way.)
CC: Can I have Dora fruit snacks before we cut sugar out of our lives?
Me: Lol. Probably not.
CC: Well, I was thinking mom, if we cut sugar out and we go to the state fair this year, we won’t be able to have a funnel cake.
Me: That’s exactly what that means. Lol. (I’m laughing because the state fair is is in August. Why is she thinking that far ahead?)
(I don’t want to do a total deprivation kind of thing, but hope to get to a point where we are eating more nutritious foods that are equally as satisfying.)