On November 10th 2011 the most amazing thing ever happened to my husband and I. We welcomed into the world our amazing little boy Harry.
Now, I know what you are thinking, oh god, here is another rant by a mother about how her son is the most amazing thing on the face of the planet, bare with me.
(FYI…my son is the most amazing thing on the planet, but I am rather biased!!)
When you become a parent, it is s**t scary, suddenly you become this little persons everything, you make the decisions, you make changes to your life to help their future and I love it. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
How they grow up and what person they become is down to you!!
Food is an area that I am very passionate about, I eat healthy (most of the time) and I love cooking.
When my son was weaning, I think he had 2 shop bought jars of baby food. We went on holiday when he was 8 months old and I took our hand blender. I bought some fresh fish and whizzed it up with some veg in a caravan. I was dedicated!!
As Harry has got older he now eats pretty much what we eat. However, I do let him have treats, I do let him have chocolate and I do let him have cake. Not everyday, but he does have treats and he understands that, it is a treat.
Now I know your probably reading this thinking, “how can she do that when she is all about being healthy?”
I do this for two main reasons!
1) My son is 2 years old
2) I will not let him grow up with any negative thoughts about food!
Food is food, having one “bad” piece of food will not affect your overall health, just like one “good” meal doesn’t make you healthy.
My son eats anything, he eats fish, he eats meat, he eats vegetables, he eats fruit, he loves a curry and he will eat anything on your plate if you leave it long enough. Once he even gave his Uncle Luke the evils as Luke didn’t share his sandwich with him.
Do I want this healthy relationship with food to stop…err no.
If I constantly tell him that he cant eat this and he cant eat that, he will no longer look at food in the same way. He may even start worrying about what he is eating and god forbid start to weigh food when he is older.
As his Mum I will not allow this to happen.
So yes he has treats.
He also runs round ALL THE TIME. He jumps across the room dividers on the carpet whenever he enters a room. We are always playing and I love it.
His body can handle the odd treat…my only wish now is to find the source for his energy, bottle it and sell it