The one day of the year most people allow their children to binge on candy all day long and finish the day off with some kind of chocolate or cake. Right?
Typically I would agree with you and last year with two toddlers and being as pregnant as a house for Valentines Day I downed one of those giant cookies with icing writing on it…
The boys’s got it as a gift from their La La and I of course just had to help them finish it. Honestly, if they ate it all themselves they would have gone into a diabetic shock.
This year I thought the sugar was going to flow like water from a faucet, but I was wrong. I discovered Valentines Day was on a Tuesday… the day my toddler is not in school and neither is my 4 year old.
It dawned on me… if I didn’t buy the toddler candy… he wouldn’t get any. And you bet your ass that is exactly what I did.
Of course I got him and his brother a Valentines Day treat. We got heart shaped donuts with pink icing and heart shaped sprinkles which they picked apart to only eat the icing and cream center. But that was the extent of their sugar intake for the day.
No twelve pounds of candy coming home from school.
No candy at home like we had on Halloween… just a simple donut for the holiday.
It was certainly refreshing because I honestly don’t think he needs anymore sweets than he typically gets. I mean its not like he lives on sugar but with me as a mom and my sweet tooth… he gets more than I would like him to have. If we are being honest here… I don’t want him to have any.
I was able to survive Valentines Day without hopping him up on sugar… were you able to do the same?
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