Monday, October 13, 2008

Point of Clarification

I was on the phone with Mrs. F. today when she asked me to define "one treat." So here I go breaking it down Mary Poppins-style. One treat, for the purposes of this blog, means one serving. For example, one piece of candy (not one giant bag of candy), OR one piece of pie (not one pie), OR one cookie (not one batch of cookies), OR one bowl of ice cream (not one pint of Ben and Jerry's), etc. And don't think I couldn't eat those examples in parentheses. I can't even count the number of times I've downed an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's. And I'm not talking about the low-fat varieties, either.

So, how'd I do? Well, the day's not over yet. I'll post about it tomorrow so check back then.

Things did not go well today at the Poppins household when I tried to give one piece of candy to my older daughter without the younger one noticing. Moments after my 18 month-old detected that she had been left out of the candy distribution she looked like this:

Moments later when I caved she looked like this:

Hers wasn't the only happy post-sugar face:I spared you from having to look at my picture. It was a hat day today.


Steve and Kenna said...

I love treat time. I am working on cutting it down also. Hope this works out for you.

Mary Poppins said...

kenna--you and me both

Dodge Party said...

Aw, cute girls! They look so happy with sugar in them!

Mary Poppins said...

dodge party--i'm so happy with sugar in me too. with a drastic decrease in my sugar intake i'm becoming a bit of a grump.