who is the adult here?
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
me: i want a cookie
me: but i really want cookies!
me: no! you don't need any! focus on healthy eating today! no mini eggs either!
me: grumble grumble
then i realized something. i have these conversations all the time. i'm always wanting something or something sounds really good and i just know i shouldn't eat whatever it is and i tell myself no and that it's not healthy. this morning my conversation reminded me of one between a parent and a child. if dd wanted a cookie or soda or anything else that i am constantly craving and thinking about, i'd say no. i would expect her to listen to me and accept my answer (ok, she's two, but you know what i'm getting at). so why doesn't my inner child respect my inner adult? am i just not listening enough?
i really want to be a role-model to my daughter. i never eat bad food in front of her. actually, i realize i'm a pretty bad closet eater. so why don't i make good choices all the time so i'm not a hypocrite when i'm telling her no?
this realization has given me something to think about. i'm going to start listening to the adult in my head. or the smarter part of me. heh.