I have made some major changes this year, one being eliminating sugar from my diet and my kids diet, and have taken a lot of heat for it from others. I feel like I am making the best choices for my children’s and my own health and for some reason, many feel that they must criticize and undermine me and tell me how terrible and mean I am being.
At birthday parties… “A little cake won’t hurt them.” Then comes candy from the piñata , ice cream and soda to top it all off.
Social gatherings… “Your mom won’t mind you having a little dessert” or two.
At the bank, from strangers… “What, they can’t have sugar? It’s only a sucker”
And still other times… “You can have it if you don’t tell you mom”
I don’t mind being the target, however, doing in front of or directly to my kids is not acceptable. I have taught them why I have made these changes and they understand and don’t fight me. I don’t need others to chime in and teach my kiddos to disobey or disregard my decisions.
I’m content being different and choosing to do the difficult in order to fight off disease.
My now five year old is just fine with it now. I just remind him not to feed the worms.
Thanks be to God who gives us strength in our weekness.