I feel like I shouldn't have to tell DH that it's not a good idea to give our kids, who are 1 year old and 4 years old, cookies and candy. Like, that's ALL he'll give them. :? He and his father took my 4 year old out on errands last weekend and they were gone for about 4 hours. I asked them if DS ate anything and he's like yeah, 2 lollipops, a chocolate bar and a pack of oreos. Like WTF? I would rather he have fed him nothing at all, since it was 4 hours and I could've made something as soon as he got home.
He's supposed to be watching both of them tomorrow night and I'm nervous as hell that he's going to give both of them candy and they won't be able to sleep at all. My 4 year old reacts badly to sugar, like it makes him crazy. And the baby, well....is there ever a reason to give a 1 year old candy? :roll:
Am I overreacting or should I take all the junk out of the house tomorrow? WWYD?
ETA: We have other snacks like, fruit, crackers, organic cheddar puffs, and pretzels.
Just tell him you feed them what you want but you're doing bedtime. And see if he learns any valuable life lessons.
I would absolutely take all of the junk out of the house.
See this is exactly why I don't want my boyfriend watching my child when I am away! Granted she isn't born yet but once she starts eating food I plan to keep it vegetarian- steam fruits/veggies, making my own juice, organic snakes all that good (time consuming) stuff because that's what my regular diet is...and he just eats pure junk.....and then has the audacity to be extreeeeeemely picky.
As someone else suggested simply take it all out of the house!
I see you have better food choices around but he ignores that...well if that's all this avaliable there really won't be much of another choice.
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" I would absolutely take all of the junk out of the house."
That's a lot of sweets lol. I would take it out or lock it up for a special treat and don't give him the key lol. I would even say a 4 year old shouldn't eat that much candy in a week, forget 4 hours.
My husband is the same way and claims it is because he can't cook. So I don't buy very many in healthy snacks anymore. And I tell him before I leave "there is strawberries, pretzels, nuts, bananas, ect for her to have to snack on. Make her a pb&j for dinner" or whatever so that way he has no excuse. Cause I will come home from work or school and she will tell me how hungry she is so I ask what she has had to eat all day and he names a bunch of crap and says "I don't know what's wrong with her, she's been hungry all day." Well yeah if all I did was eat fruit gummies, chips, and gummies all day I would be hungry too! Lol
I wouldn't keep the junk around, and tell him to stop giving the junk.
I your DH overweight?
Meh, one day isn't going to hurt. But I see its all the time.
When he takes them out to do errands or you leave him , why don't you pre-make up some healthy snacks so the kids will have that instead.
I always have in my fridge about 20 baggies of assorted cut up fruits and ones with assorted cut up veggies, and when we go out we throw it in a bag and leave, I also have baggies wit cut up cheese and meats, and in my pantry crackers and other snacks that are healthy.
Its so easy to whip up once a week after grocery shopping and my kids have access to it whenever they wnt, sometimes my 11 yr old gets up at 2am to pee and have a snack and a drink. It might be the thing you need so your DH can feed the kids better
I'm going to prepare dinner before I go and I'll still be gone at bedtime so he'll have to deal with putting them to sleep but I still don't want them to feel like shit after all that sugar KWIM? Especially since I usually don't allow anything sugary or processed.
DH is not overweight and he hardly eats candy. He's a great cook and like I said, we have healthier alternatives in the house. His excuse is, "they're kids and kids like candy." Well, no shit but you are the parent and what kind of parent gives a kid candy in place of a meal?
Ugh, I think I am going to take the junk out but I need to figure out a place where he can't get to it.
Quoting Supafly★:" I'm going to prepare dinner before I go and I'll still be gone at bedtime so he'll have to deal with ... [snip!] ... in place of a meal? Ugh, I think I am going to take the junk out but I need to figure out a place where he can't get to it. "
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" Meh, one day isn't going to hurt. But I see its all the time. When he takes them out to do errands or ... [snip!] ... yr old gets up at 2am to pee and have a snack and a drink. It might be the thing you need so your DH can feed the kids better"
That's a good idea - I'll cut up some fruit and bag it up so he can just take it out of the fridge and give it to them straight. But the thing is now DS knows to ask Daddy for a lollipop or cookie and Daddy will give it to him so he'll STFU so DH can watch TV. :roll:
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" the trash"
He'll just buy more. :roll: But since it would be too much for him to take both kids to the store, I just have to keep it out for that night. The rest of the time, I'm supervising lol.
Quoting Supafly★:" That's a good idea - I'll cut up some fruit and bag it up so he can just take it out of the fridge ... [snip!] ... is now DS knows to ask Daddy for a lollipop or cookie and Daddy will give it to him so he'll STFU so DH can watch TV. :roll:"
I have this in my house too.
I have 3 kids only 2 of which get sugar treats, lo is 16 months a freezie or popcicle is her treat. lol
But I have 14 small boxes in my pantry top shelf. Each box is marked with the days of the week and my kids name on it, so Mondays one on top of each other. Inside is 3 sugar treats. That is all the sugar treats they are allowed that day. So they were taught to choose wisely. they are almost 5 and 11 now,
So lets say 1 sucker, 1 rice krispie treat and a small portion of like 2-3 cookies. Once those sugar treats are gone for that dat, they get no more that day. eat it all at once don't whine later when sister is eating hers.
They can also trade all 3 treats in for a can of pop on weekends only, I used to allow lots of pop, well not lots but they were allowed pop, but now we use this rule. It could work for another sweater treat, and it maybe something DH can handle.
Quoting Supafly★:" He'll just buy more. :roll: But since it would be too much for him to take both kids to the store, I just have to keep it out for that night. The rest of the time, I'm supervising lol. "
I'd sit him down and let him know all your concerns.
I can't imagine having this issue. I'm not babysitting my husband. I'm a lot more stricter with my daughter's diet than DH is, but come on everything in moderation.....
Eff that shit.