Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I have done a lot of reading about child-rearing. I feel like I am in a full-time course with a 24/7 practicum...wait a second, that's because I am...living and learning. I preface this entry with I know I should not give my daughter sugary treats until...well, technically the books say never. So I guess until she is well over a year and has established a full palette of healthy options first? May I also add there is a difference between a taste and actually feeding your child something. Just like there is a difference between having a sample or two at Costco on Saturday and hitting every booth...twice...and then skipping lunch.

On Father's Day Rylyn enjoyed a taste of pudding and cool whip. Saying she loved it would be an understatement. She threw such a fit after I refused her more that I had to appease her with an ice-cube popsicle (packed safely in her Nuby mesh feeder, pictured below). The boundary setting begins. Let me tell you, the cuteness of the whole ordeal was worth the "rule" breaking. With rule breaking comes lessons learned. Rylyn learned that mom will say no...but can squeeze a little more out of dad...and then when the final no has been given, she learned that another option will often be provided. I learned that my daughter will love chocolate.

Nuby Mesh Feeder

"What do you mean I can't have more?"

"I want more!"
Bible Reflections:
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. 

-Sometimes we need to listen less to "they" and more to God and our own hearts. Some rules are meant to be broken.

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