Am I being a good influence?
Friday, January 14, 2011
Since school restarted last week, my 5 year old son has been getting salads for lunch every day. Even at that age, they are given a choice as to what they want for lunch. Anyway, I like salads and I like that he likes salads. However, a salad every day for a five year old seems a bit strange to me, especially give some of the other possible choices (like pizza on Fridays). I decided to discuss it with him. L's weight and height are proportionate, but he is both short and thin for his age. He said that he really liked salads, and that salads are the healthy choice. I can't argue with him, but I wonder if my obsession (or sometimes lack thereof) with weight loss is rubbing off on him. I don't want an anorexic 5 year old. Of course, it may not be that at all. I have told him to stay away from the school tacos as he seems to get sick to his stomach every time he eats those so two days he didn't have much choice. He has been eating more at dinner time so I'm not too worried about his salad obsession.
Meanwhile I am having trouble making healthy choices today. I'll do better though and am still with in calorie parameters.