Cupcakes & ice cream & pie...oh my!
I had one of those moments of parenting clarity the other night when my six year old asked, "Mama, what's for dessert tonight?". An innocent question, but very telling of his mother's love of sweets and how often we eat them in our house. While I make sure that my kids eat balanced meals and get plenty of healthy foods, I'm also pretty liberal with the daily baked goods and the ice cream treats (good thing that chocolate and candy don't do it for me or we'd really be in trouble).
It's kind of incongruous given that I examine the hidden sugar content of all of our grocery purchases pretty carefully, but maybe I'm just subconsciously trying to make room for all the other sugar I'm giving them! I love making (and eating!) muffins and cookies together, picking my son up from school and going to Saint Cupcake, or telling the kids we're going to Staccato Gelato after dinner. I rationalize all of this a bit by making them share or giving them minuscule serving sizes. So mamas, what is the sugar philosophy in your household? Just for special occasions or part of the daily diet?