Why I’m Not Sharing My Favorite Foods with My Kids

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As much as I love my sons, I don't want to share the foods I like. I rarely get to enjoy my favorite foods, so when I can, I eat it all.  First, let me explain, whenever I buy something good to eat, someone always beats me to it or leaves me barely enough to satisfy my craving. I've thought about setting a trap, but that would be too cruel. Or would it? (Insert Mojo Jojo laugh). I've tried pleading, even yelling but no one cares, so I've resorted to hoarding and hiding my favorite foods. I know I'm being a hypocrite. As parents, we need to behave the way we want our children to behave.  This is the exception to that rule.

Let's be real. It's a rare treat  for moms to enjoy their favorite foods.

It’s funny to me how my sons seem to have a radar for when I’m eating food that I enjoy. Somehow they pull a David Blaine and show up when I’m eating ice cream or cookies.

“Can I have a taste?” Now, the selfish part of me wants to whine like a two year old and say “Why do I always have to give you some?” The nice mommy part of me lets them have a big bite. If that wasn’t bad enough, they always come back with sad puppy eyes begging for more.

As of today, I will not share my Ritter milk chocolate with almonds, my Tate's Bake Shop chocolate chip cookies, or my Cold Stone French Vanilla ice cream. Don't judge me.

What favorite foods are you not willing to share?

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4 Responses to Why I’m Not Sharing My Favorite Foods with My Kids

  1. Ugochi says:

    Marie I often tell my children that mommies eat too. I would love to have my vegetable filled omelette all by myself.

  2. Nellie says:

    :) My toddler always asks me what i’m eating, and chances are he was say “MOMMY, I LIKE IT!” even though he has not clue what it is :) I don’t share much, but I agree its hard to tell the,m no, but you have to! Visiting from UBP12!

  3. mroker says:

    Thank you Nellie! Plus, my husband and oldest son will eat something I bought and then complain to me about it after they finish it.

  4. mroker says:

    Yes, Ugochi we have to let them know we eat too.

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