So my 11 year old told me today "Mom, the neighbors are having pizza for dinner. Can I eat over there please"? I told her "We are have a very yummy BBQ with marinated chicken breast and fruit/veggie skewers. I am going to make a fruit dip that I got from my WW meeting last week." Her next statement was "But mom, I am tried of eating healthy foods. I weighed myself and I used to weigh 80 pounds and now I only weigh 72. I don't want to lose any more weight. I am supposed to be growing not shrinking." What can I say to that?
Well here is what I told her. "Honey you are right, you are supposed to be growing. And you are. I think the summer activities have caused you to lose. You are very active and you don't slow down long enough to eat a healthy meal. I hope you realize that you are welcome to eat WHATEVER you want to eat." Then hubby said "Me too?" and I followed his response with "When you can see your feet over your belly then 'YES' you can too".
We both just laughed about it. Was that mean?
P.S. She had pizza for dinner by the way. And our dinner was FABULOUS! She even had some fruit with the dip. I warned her "Watch out it's healthy." She said she likes that kind of healthy. KIDS! LOL!