ME: I do.
THREE YR OLD: A lot of them?
ME: I probably eat too many snacks.
THREE YR OLD: Do you eat ALL the snacks?
ME: I do eat all the snacks.
THREE YR OLD: Does your tummy hurt?
ME: Well, it sure doesn’t feel good.
THREE YR OLD: It hurts?
ME: Well, it is big. There are a lot of snacks in there.
THREE YR OLD: No. That’s a baby. That’s a baby in there.
Perhaps the clue a change needed to happen should have been the romantic gift from Husband for Valentine’s Day. Like toddler who walked in with a very matter of fact face and, while shaking his head sadly, said to me -
TODDLER: I's sorry I didn bing you fowers...
Husband didn’t bring me flowers either. He brought me a six-pack of Hard Lemonade and a bag of potato chips. And I loved them.
But that was before Three Year Old thought I looked pregnant.
A friend of ours has lost 40lbs. in the last six months just from changing the way she eats. She's removed carbs, refined sugar and refined grains, "anything thing that man has refined or screwed with" and she is a happier healthier person. And yes, the pounds dropped are exciting, but really, the change in her energy and state of mind is what I find so remarkable. I would like to be approaching my life with her zoom and pep instead of my current state of sigh and meander.
So, thank you, dear Three Year Old. Message received.
Perhaps today is the day I begin the plan to substitute out refined grain for a fruit or a vegetable. I need to start somewhere. Or husband will have to buy the whole snack section for our anniversary. And that Three Year Old is going to think I’ve got the gestational cycle of an elephant!
So. A French fry is a vegetable, right?