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!”

 

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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

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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Clowning Around While Carrying A Purse (2001)

As a child I was always amazed at how twenty clowns could climb out of a Volkswagon.

Of course, as an adult I know the magic trick, and no one could tell me otherwise.

 

At least I thought no one would try and pull another one of those stunts-especially on an

adult until I saw a commercial featuring “The Perfect Purse”.

 

“The Perfect Purse” is supposed to make my life more easy and managable. All I have to do

is swing it by the skinny strap over my shoulders and off I go. It’s portable and has two

compartments and is about four times the size of a coin purse. I was waiting for the commercial,

to head in the direction, of pulling the kitchen sink out of “the perfect purse”, for that is what is

required for most women, including myself.

 

My life could be more managable if I didn’t have everything excluding the kitchen sink in my purse.

How could I possibly manage getting through the day without digging for my keys, while coming upson several

small toys that the kids had thrown in when I wasn’t looking? Or while at the grocery store,

how could I check out without digging out not only my checkbook and identification,

but also those coupons that I had seen in the purse last week.

 

No!”The Perfect Purse” is not for me, even though they throw in two more purses for the same price.

(Still not enough room.) The only way that I could deal with the ordering of The Perfect Purse is to

have a suitcase to carry under it. Kinda reminds you of those clowns getting out of the Volkswagon doesn’t it?

 

 

“In the purse a little more room must be found-
And as an expert I’m not just saying that in order
to clown around!”

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Around The Corner (2001)

My grandma used to say “you never know what is around the corner.” I know that she didn’t make up that expression, but there is no more truth in a saying.

When we’re younger, we think that the world is ours. we have no fear due to the fact that we have no experience in the art of living. The time clock is on our side, and as the famous saying in Gone With the Wind goes, we’ll think about that tomorrow.

Well tomorrow never actually comes but we continue to get older none the less. As we progress in life, we make plans and then comes along the regular interruptions, that make us begin to realize that there are no longer true plans, but tentative ones.

We’ll plan a day at the beach if the weather is good and the car is running well. We’ll get to that long overdue chore on our day off if the grandchildren aren’t coming for a visit, and finally we’ll take care of those dreams when the time is perfect.

The perfect time no longer exists, because as we begin to plan, we remember what Grandma always said about “you never know what is around the corner!”

Luckily many of those “you never know what is around the corners” are good. Surprises can be unsettling, but delightful when they’re in your favor.
Would I like to visit someone with ESP, in order to get a better grip on what is coming up around my corner? Of course not! I’d rather go with the flow. If we all knew everything that was “fixing to happen” (an old Texas expression), according to one of my co-workers, then we’d lose our zest for life. The unexpected whether good or bad is just the way that it was meant to be.

Grandma realized that during her lifetime, and the ideal has slowly slipped into mine.

“Around the corner we cannot see-
And that is exactly how it was meant to be!”

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