What’s That I Smell? MOMMY!

by Lucky Red Hen on April 20, 2012

The other day my son came to give me some squeezes, and he smelled something.

Wait. I need to back up.

A while back, I finally got my prince to agree that sugar cereals are like eating dessert and that’s the opposite way we should be starting our day.

He’s gotten on a healthy kick after starting a Navy Seal workout program (Your Body is Your Gym, or something like that; he works out at home with household items like the broom over two bar stools, a towel on the back of a chair, pull ups on the pantry door knobs).

After finding out how important it is to eat healthier, lower your glycemic intake, and cut processed foods and drinks (he used to have pop/soda/cola regularly), we’ve all been eating more fruits and veggies as well as enjoying healthier meals together.

Because of this new eating situation, we eliminated sugar/dessert cereals from our house. We don’t make the kids eat granola, bran, or muslix stuff, but we don’t buy Cap’n Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Sugar Smacks, or Frosted Flakes anymore. Except for holidays; birthday’s, Christmas, etc.

Then recently we decided not to torture our kids completely and changed the rule to Saturday mornings (which is kind of like a holiday in this house.) After they eat their one bowl, we note the amount left and put them up super high (the shelf would break if they tried climbing them to reach; so far we haven’t had to worry about that).

Back to the squeezes… it was a weekday (definitely not a Saturday or holiday) and my son bounded over to me in the afternoon and snuggled up close.

Then he backed his head up and said, “What’s that smell?” O_o

He came closer to my face and sniffed like a dog. Sniff. Sniff sniff. Sniff.

“That’s,” sniff again, “dessert cereal!” Sniffsniffsniff, “That’s… TRIX!”

He found me out. I had a bowl as a snack about four o’clock (it was a hard day, don’t judge) and thought I’d get away with it.

I pulled the, “I’m an adult and the rules don’t apply to me,” but felt guilty as I said it because it’s definitely a rule that should apply to me. It’s not like I was driving a car and telling him he couldn’t because he’s not an adult.

Shame on mommy. Shame. But look how pretty they are in the bowl!

I’m not the only one who’s been a bad mommy like this, am I? What’s YOUR shame on me story? Go ahead, you’ll feel better getting it out :)


mary April 21, 2012 at 1:00 am

Some times it isn’t easy bein’ clean (eating healthier).

Sarah L. April 21, 2012 at 7:13 am

My kids will ask me what I’m eating and I answer, “Almonds.” (mixed with chocolate chips)

Tee April 22, 2012 at 4:39 am

Busted! My kids aren’t old enough for covert food ops of that level yet, but sometimes I eat candy in the closet… My grandma says you can’t get fat if nobody sees you eat it. Plus, I don’t have to share :)

Patricia. April 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

hahahahaha. Well, I don’t have kids, but when I was a teacher, I was having a REALLY bad day and ranting to one of my closest students (he’s 10) and for some asinine reason the “f” word slipped out. Never in TWO YEARS had I ever uttered a word worse than “poop!”

Luckily for me, he thought I was cool and laughed and never told a soul, but I probably threatened his life LOL!! And I pulled the “it’s okay, I’m an adult” thing, which I doubt he even listened to. 10 year olds have the talent of omitting whole conversations from their memory.

Anyway it looks like we will be roommates at the Breathing Space retreat! AWESOMEEEEE!!!!!

Jenny April 29, 2012 at 5:17 am

Haha, I love this story! I hate when my kids catch me doing something I tell them not to do…luckily they are still little, so they don’t catch on to everything yet! I am so glad I found your cute blog and can’t wait to meet you at the Breathing Space Retreat!
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SouthernMan May 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I love the aroma of Trix on a woman. All the better.

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