Taking our munchkin to run her little five year old heart out on the soccer field
makes us feel good as parents. Fresh air, exercise, family time… a Saturday morning well spent. I think those three factors motivate most parents to commit to a season of setting the alarm on a weekend. The great conflict comes when, mid and post game, we flood their little bodies with a heavy dose of sugars in both liquid and solid form, high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors and preservatives. Could we think about some alternatives?
Like $1.99/box 365 strawberry bars (8 per box- we used 2 boxes), a $4.99 fresh cut watermelon (we used half a melon), and $4.99/box drinks with pure honest ingredients (8 per box- we used 2 boxes):
gathered excitedly ’round the bag
hands eagerly dipping into the hydrating, sweet fruit
followed by the expected shenanigans that friendship and snack time inspires.
Let us re-think the decisions we teach our offspring to make. They can have a chance that we never did. Instead of, “Well, I worked out, so now I will reward myself with a shower of junk food!”, we have the opportunity to replace that cultural norm with, “…and now I think I’ll thank my body by fueling it with clean foods.” What a wonderful foundation for the ones we so love!