Almost two weeks since I last wrote here and a month since my husband went back to UK for work and things seem to be busier than ever. The girls were busy at school/nursery and outside of it and I just seem to be bouncing from one thing to another. But I guess this is what life is when you have kids.
Now however spring break has started officially and they will be home with me for the next two weeks. I really don’t have anything scheduled but I am hoping that as soon as this stinking cold that I have will go away to go away on same day trips. I hope my parents will be willing as well as when you drive somewhere things are a lot easier.
Time seems to slip through my fingers though and my girls are growing at a faster rate than ever. While Kara is really nice and mellow and willing to do anything to make her sister happy, Anastasia is more and more aware of that and she is really taking advantage of it. Her tantrums are more often too which let me tell is very hard to ignore.
I am trying to wean them off sugar and sweets and it might be why? I don’t know but the other day we went to the local shop to buy some bread and she start crying as she wanted a big Kinder Surprise! I told her she is not allowed but she continued crying and screaming all the time we were there…
Yes I was a bit embarrassed but I didn’t give in at all. I kept my calm although everyone around was looking in awe. I was quite proud of me by the end of it! And she also understood that crying for something she is not allowed to have will not make me change my mind…so…
My eldest is more understanding from this point of view and although she resisted at the beginning she now accepts that sugar in large quantities is not good at all!
You might think I am wrong to restrict them but as the effects of sugar really affect me and I am trying to eat as little as I can why should I continue giving them more than they need it? So instead we have a lot more fruits and even the ice cream they eat is mostly composed out of fruits – fresh or frozen!
Life means more than a chocolate treat. Is better to teach your kids about the dangers of the new world. To teach them that a pretty wrap doesn’t mean that product is good for them. To teach them that when it comes to food goodness usually comes from the ground. I am not the perfect mother/parent but I am trying as much as I can to teach my girls what is good for them by showing the world that surrounds them. So…instead of taking them to the mall I will try and take them as much as I can outdoors this spring/summer.
We visited the Natural Sciences and The Dolphinarium again at the beginning of April and we will probably visit it a couple more times this summer.
Big thanks to my friend for bringing us with them – she is a driver. The girls are really good friends too and they love spending time together.