Tuesday, November 6, 2007


I've been thinking a lot about JustKeepGoing and her snacking in front of the TV problem. I have the same problem but I'm not trying to lose weight so it's not a "problem". Growing up we ALWAYS watched TV as a family (good thing) and we ALWAYS had snacks (maybe not a good thing). Pretzels, potato chips, popcorn, whatever. I find it difficult to watch TV without having something to eat. Unless I'm at the movies because it's too expensive, but when do I go to the movies now? I digress... The other day it dawned on me that I may be leading SkyWalker and the Princess on the same path. I only let him watch a limited amount of television. Most of the time that is when I need to feed the Princess and it's easier/safer to have him on the couch next to me. This also tends to be during snack times. So we're snacking in front of the TV. It's gotten to the point that he doesn't just ask to watch Caillou, he asks for TOAST and Caillou. Or crackers and Curious George. And the entire time I am nursing the Princess, but I am less worried about that--she's not really watching the TV. I've started trying to break the eating and TV connection but it's a bit of a pain in the neck. 

FIL had his procedure today. He had stents (I think that's what my husband said) put in, coming from his kidneys to bags outside his body. He's on dialysis now to help speed up the removal of the toxins in his blood. We're on a "wait and see" basis now as to when he can come home. Apparently he's been really out of it mentally and they hope that the dialysis will help this. It appears that something is wrong with his right kidney--it's not draining like it should. But once again, there's no definitive information as of yet.

Pumping break over...

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Katiebell said...

Interesting thoughts.
Could you substitute some crackers for orange pieces? or grapes. ro raisins.
I love Calliou!
Best wishes to yourFIL

The Nice Librarian said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. So you eat snacks in front of the tv! With you and your hubby's skinny genes, I don't think you have to worry about your kids being fat. If you enjoy eating in front of the tv, then do it. There are few enough joys in life, don't stress so much. And it isn't like you were dozing in your recliner while your children watched the Land Before Time VIII, only to be semi-awoken for requests to open up "just one more" mini Nerd candy box...um, not that I'm speaking from personal experience, of course...just hypothetically speaking. Yeah. No.

Bee said...

As long as you aren't teaching him to blindly stuff himself, I would not worry about it... Make sure you stick with healthy snacks (which you seem to be doing already), pre-measure your snacks to acceptable portions, and then sit down and eat... Drop the guilt!