Candy Canes And Christmas Trees (2001)

A friend put up her Christmas tree and decorated it heavily with candy canes. I use the word heavily because it’s funny how the candy canes begin to disappear from the tree as soon as they’re put on there.

Surely it’s not some little magical elves taking them off, but her own grandchildren. Experience from past years has brought her to the conclusion, that if there are to be any candy canes left for Christmas day then she must line them heavily on the tree!

I love candy canes. It used to be that they were only red and white striped, but now they come in a variety of colors and flavors. A friend at work happened to mention the chocolate ones. I haven’t seen any, but it sounds good to me.

Originally they were made to help keep the kids quiet at church, but after doling out a few to my own grandchildren I find that they’ll keep kids quiet for a few no matter where they are.

I think I’ll put a few on my tree. Make that more than a few for as my friend has taught..a few does not travel very far.

“Candy canes on the tree-
A delight for all the kids to eat and see!”

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Candy Canes And Christmas Trees (2001)

A friend put up her Christmas tree and decorated it heavily with candy canes. I use the word heavily because it’s funny how the candy canes begin to disappear from the tree as soon as they’re put on there.

Surely it’s not some little magical elves taking them off, but her own grandchildren. Experience from past years has brought her to the conclusion, that if there are to be any candy canes left for Christmas day then she must line them heavily on the tree!

I love candy canes. It used to be that they were only red and white striped, but now they come in a variety of colors and flavors. A friend at work happened to mention the chocolate ones. I haven’t seen any, but it sounds good to me.

Originally they were made to help keep the kids quiet at church, but after doling out a few to my own grandchildren I find that they’ll keep kids quiet for a few no matter where they are.

I think I’ll put a few on my tree. Make that more than a few for as my friend has taught..a few does not travel very far.

“Candy canes on the tree-
A delight for all the kids to eat and see!”

ppp

Picky Eaters Take Care Of Themselves (2001)

I was reading an ad the other day about kids being fussy eaters. I can believe that one for I had three of them and as a matter of fact I was once one myself.

The main thought that I got from the ad sponsored by pork, the other white meat, was that kids are much more likely to eat something that they help to prepare. I can imagine that the helping of the preparation makes it more interesting. a stir here, or a put that here gets the childs interest.

I think that the worst part of a child being a fussy eater is the parents worry that the child eats so little, that he or she may starve to death. My grandfather told me in later years that he just knew that I was going to starve to death when I was little because it seemed like I ate less than a bird. And then he added, but of course time takes care of itself, for as I got older I took more of an interest in eating. Only a grandfather could get away with saying such a thing. That of course would be another story in itself.

It was true that when I was younger food was not my best friend. I can remember hiding my toast behind the stove so I wouldn’t have to eat it. Apparently my dog was out of reach or I could have disposed of it in that fashion.

Getting back to the kids eating habits, the youngest daughter will take a bite or two and then she’s finished. I can remember taking my two elder daughters to McDonalds and buying one small hamburger. Between the two there would be enough left over for several more kids and one of my brothers would be in the middle of a candy bar and he’d leave the other half on the table.

Actually there is a secret to this whole situation-kids will eat enough to substain themselves whether we think so or not. As parents we don’t need to worry so much. Of course the the little tips that we pick up along the way, such as getting the kids involved in meal preparation doesn’t hurt, for as they say every little bit helps no matter how little.

“Children have to develop the right mood-
In order to sit down and have enough of the proper food!”

 

ppp

Picky Eaters Take Care Of Themselves (2001)

I was reading an ad the other day about kids being fussy eaters. I can believe that one for I had three of them and as a matter of fact I was once one myself.

The main thought that I got from the ad sponsored by pork, the other white meat, was that kids are much more likely to eat something that they help to prepare. I can imagine that the helping of the preparation makes it more interesting. a stir here, or a put that here gets the childs interest.

I think that the worst part of a child being a fussy eater is the parents worry that the child eats so little, that he or she may starve to death. My grandfather told me in later years that he just knew that I was going to starve to death when I was little because it seemed like I ate less than a bird. And then he added, but of course time takes care of itself, for as I got older I took more of an interest in eating. Only a grandfather could get away with saying such a thing. That of course would be another story in itself.

It was true that when I was younger food was not my best friend. I can remember hiding my toast behind the stove so I wouldn’t have to eat it. Apparently my dog was out of reach or I could have disposed of it in that fashion.

Getting back to the kids eating habits, the youngest daughter will take a bite or two and then she’s finished. I can remember taking my two elder daughters to McDonalds and buying one small hamburger. Between the two there would be enough left over for several more kids and one of my brothers would be in the middle of a candy bar and he’d leave the other half on the table.

Actually there is a secret to this whole situation-kids will eat enough to substain themselves whether we think so or not. As parents we don’t need to worry so much. Of course the the little tips that we pick up along the way, such as getting the kids involved in meal preparation doesn’t hurt, for as they say every little bit helps no matter how little.

“Children have to develop the right mood-
In order to sit down and have enough of the proper food!”

 

ppp

Restroom Tours (2001)

I think that I’ve toured every restroom, in any given place that I’ve visited. It’s not that I enjoy visiting them,

it’s just that anytime I’ve ever stepped into a building or business with “children”, they automatically have to go.

.

We’ve been behind boxes of products, down long corridors, and in places that one wouldn’t think that there would

be a restroom, but needless to say, there generally is one.

.

Basically, if companies expect to have customers come back with children in tow, then the provisions must be met.

The store employees know how to accomodate their customers for as I was standing in line with the daughter, at a

Halloween costume shop, one of the employees brought it to my attention that if my daughter couldn’t wait, we

could use the men’s room, for it was empty. We had just arrived to the store amid all of the Halloween shopping

before we finally decided to get in the line.

,

Surely the employee that had offered knows the patterns of children. Once they get into the store they pretty much

head towards the restroom.

.

I thanked her anyway, and told her we could wait. For once in a blue moon it was me, the Mama, who had to go

and not the child! The one that later in the month would be transformed into a Dragontale!

.

“Small wonders happen now and then-
Just not too often and don’t know exactly when!”

-2001-

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Picky Eaters Take Care Of Themselves (2001)

I was reading an ad the other day about kids being fussy eaters. I can believe that one for I had three of them and as a matter of fact I was once one myself.

The main thought that I got from the ad sponsored by pork, the other white meat, was that kids are much more likely to eat something that they help to prepare. I can imagine that the helping of the preparation makes it more interesting. a stir here, or a put that here gets the childs interest.

I think that the worst part of a child being a fussy eater is the parents worry that the child eats so little, that he or she may starve to death. My grandfather told me in later years that he just knew that I was going to starve to death when I was little because it seemed like I ate less than a bird. And then he added, but of course time takes care of itself, for as I got older I took more of an interest in eating. Only a grandfather could get away with saying such a thing. That of course would be another story in itself.

It was true that when I was younger food was not my best friend. I can remember hiding my toast behind the stove so I wouldn’t have to eat it. Apparently my dog was out of reach or I could have disposed of it in that fashion.

Getting back to the kids eating habits, the youngest daughter will take a bite or two and then she’s finished. I can remember taking my two elder daughters to McDonalds and buying one small hamburger. Between the two there would be enough left over for several more kids and one of my brothers would be in the middle of a candy bar and he’d leave the other half on the table.

Actually there is a secret to this whole situation-kids will eat enough to substain themselves whether we think so or not. As parents we don’t need to worry so much. Of course the the little tips that we pick up along the way, such as getting the kids involved in meal preparation doesn’t hurt, for as they say every little bit helps no matter how little.

“Children have to develop the right mood-
In order to sit down and have enough of the proper food!”

 

ppp

Picky Eaters Take Care Of Themselves (2001)

I was reading an ad the other day about kids being fussy eaters. I can believe that one for I had three of them and as a matter of fact I was once one myself.

The main thought that I got from the ad sponsored by pork, the other white meat, was that kids are much more likely to eat something that they help to prepare. I can imagine that the helping of the preparation makes it more interesting. a stir here, or a put that here gets the childs interest.

I think that the worst part of a child being a fussy eater is the parents worry that the child eats so little, that he or she may starve to death. My grandfather told me in later years that he just knew that I was going to starve to death when I was little because it seemed like I ate less than a bird. And then he added, but of course time takes care of itself, for as I got older I took more of an interest in eating. Only a grandfather could get away with saying such a thing. That of course would be another story in itself.

It was true that when I was younger food was not my best friend. I can remember hiding my toast behind the stove so I wouldn’t have to eat it. Apparently my dog was out of reach or I could have disposed of it in that fashion.

Getting back to the kids eating habits, the youngest daughter will take a bite or two and then she’s finished. I can remember taking my two elder daughters to McDonalds and buying one small hamburger. Between the two there would be enough left over for several more kids and one of my brothers would be in the middle of a candy bar and he’d leave the other half on the table.

Actually there is a secret to this whole situation-kids will eat enough to substain themselves whether we think so or not. As parents we don’t need to worry so much. Of course the the little tips that we pick up along the way, such as getting the kids involved in meal preparation doesn’t hurt, for as they say every little bit helps no matter how little.

“Children have to develop the right mood-
In order to sit down and have enough of the proper food!”

 

ppp

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