Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I said NO, Sugar...


Late this afternoon, I was poring over paperwork at my desk, while my youngest daughter was enjoying a half an hour with Mister Rogers on tv.

She suddenly appeared at my elbow:

Child Number Three: (hopping up and down) Mama? I have some chock-it milk?

Me: (gently) No, Shrimp. You had chocolate milk at lunchtime. How about plain milk?

Child Number Three: (grimacing) NOPE!! I wan' chock-it milk. How come I not have some MORE? Pleasepleaseplease???

Me: (looking straight. into. her. eyes.) No, sweetheart. No more chocolate milk. Chocolate milk isn't really good for you. It has too much sugar in it, so you should only have a little bit. You can have plain milk, instead, if you like.

Child Number Three: (pinning me with her best "Paddington Bear" VERY HARD STARE) Mama... You dwink LOTSA coffee. COFFEE not good for you...

**gulp**

Me: (turning towards the kitchen) Right. So, how many spoonfuls of Nesquick did you say you wanted in it?

8 comments:

canape said...

But how did she know that coffee was bad for you?

I think someone must have ratted you out. But who?

Candygirlflies said...

(confession time)

In a backwards way, I ratted MYSELF out...

I'm always after my husband to not drink so damn much coffee. He drinks about ten times as much as I do each day...

Lesson learned: We must be very, very careful what we say in front of our children...

Leeann said...

They do make a no sugar added kind! My kids can't even tell the difference!

Karly said...

That sugar free chocolate milk tasts JUST LIKE the regular stuff. ;)

slouching mom said...

Heh. One of Jack's first phrases was "Hot coffee!," because whenever he got near my coffee I'd warn him to stay away from it because it might burn him.

painted maypole said...

ha ha... MQ knows that soda is a grownup drink and not good for kids, but I drink ungodly amounts of it. I know some day the questions will come. I plan to cut down my consumption... really... eventually...

ewe are here said...

MF has noticed by diet coke intake.... not good.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Kids are too smart for their own good sometimes!!! Don't mess with Mommy and her coffee :)

 
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