I got up this morning early and hit the local Dunkin Donuts as a treat. I bought a pile of munchkins and returned. The kids were excited, as we don’t often get donuts for breakfast. “Yipee!” they shouted.
I realized then, that a 2 year old and a 6 year old may not know exactly how to moderate themselves when eating delicious but not-very healthy foods such as donut holes. Well, ever the vigilant protector of my youths, I took it as my civic duty to make sure they didn’t over eat these confections, by eating most of them myself.
Sure it wasn’t the healthiest of decisions on my part, but I feel it was my duty and honor to make that sacrifice for my kids, that they may have healthier eating habits as they grow older.
While this was the first such decision I made consciously, I realized that I’ve been looking out for their well being in such a manner for a long time! Halloween, Christmas, even birthdays with all that artery-clogging cake and ice cream… Why, if it weren’t for me, I bet these kids would have had at least 75% more junk food around them over the course of their lives so far! What a hero I am!
I shall continue my crusade, and take it even a step further, and stop eating vegetables, so that they may have ever more healthy foods available to them!
I’ve never felt so selfless.