New Year is dangerous not only for our stomachs. Yes, we do not feed children salads with mayonnaise, fried meat and champagne. But we fill up with sweets more than during the whole year. Every time, with a shudder, I wait for this spiritual pore and make plans to overcome it.
Christmas time for a child is just paradise. It begins on December 19th, when St. Nicholas comes to kindergarten with presents and, of course, a whole package of sweets. Grandmother comes to congratulate on the holiday and also brings something sweet from her.
Then the grandfather marked the visit, who gives two gift wrappings of sweets at once: for the 19th and for the 31st. Because grandfather leaves for holidays, and wants to give gifts now.
In addition, there is also a New Year’s matinee, where a huge cardboard bag with various sweets is also handed over the narrated poem. From all this good the child’s eyes run. Everything is bright, brilliant and for sure tasty, so every candy must be tried.
Every time I offer my child tea upon returning from the street, she asks me a question with a hint: And with what will I drink it? I don’t really want to eat after him. And when you ask if she wants to eat, she says she does not want to eat, but wants to drink. Tea. With something. And again in a circle.
While she was quite small, it was possible to be cunning by hiding candies and strictly regulating food. But now, at the age of six, the child clearly understands that his candy is personal and his mother, infringing on them, violates his personal rights. Of course, not specifically in such formulations, but somewhere so in essence.
What to do?
You can solve the issue radically, taking away all the sweets and giving them a strictly limited amount after a meal. But this, as I already said, leaves the child offended and in general teaches nothing. But in children the memory is short, they quickly switch attention from one subject to another.
Therefore, I have picked up all the boxes of candy from prominent places in subtle, but those where the child can easily get to the sweet treasures if desired. That is, they once again do not fall into her eyes, recalling how tasty they are. But for tea she can go and choose the candy that she likes.
Trips to the cherished places carefully controlled. Although my child is not greedy and obedient. She will not go secretly stomping sweets, but first she will ask if I want candy. Or, when she is not in the grave at all, she will go, take one, treat me and tell me what she will take now.
I try to follow the diet. If it is time to get hungry for her, and she runs for sweets, I suggest you eat porridge first, and then eat candy. Not one, as she wanted, but in whole two! Such a trade argument usually rolls.
Well, the most secret move of the horse. When I put the child to sleep, I sit down and go through all these deposits in multi-colored candy wrappers. Looking for the same candy, and she secretly destroy them. I understand that at 12 am, eating chocolate is not what my bottom needs, but the health of the child is more important.
How do you save yourself from New Year’s candy?