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Should we go back to snail mail?!

Ok. I’m impatient, I admitted that in my bio but holy shit there is something that drives me BONKERS.

LACK OF TIMELY EMAIL RESPONSE.

Be it family, professors, businesses or whoever the hell I have spent time writing detailed emails to I swear to Cheesus* I only know like 2 people as prompt as I am with returning emails! I’d say 80% of all the people I write to have smartphones…with push capabilities so what the hell is the issue? Is your time more valuable than mine? Is it that hard to acknowledge it and reply in short? I’m confused. Here is when it gets even better…

I SEE YOU ON FB, WWF, Pinterest or any other GD social network tip tapping away from-you guessed it-your mobile device!

That makes me want to punch babies. Financial offices and family seem to be the repeat offenders. I mean, I get it we are all SOOOOOO busy in our awesome jet setting lives that hitting reply is entirely too much but JEEZ!  Simple replies are accepted people: yes, ok thanks, got it!, I will have to check let me get back to you, etc. ALL WORK JUST FINE. Whew, had to get that out there. Now don’t read this and ignore my ass for shits & gigs ;)

Manda

*Cheesus: referencing my dear B. Spears lord and savior Chester the Cheeto Cat since I don’t believe in MAGIC (get it now?!) hahaha. 

That's mah girl!

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Can I have donuts for a snack???

I literally just heard that come out of my 5 yr old SD’s mouth. Seriously. DONUTS. I think my head spun.

This brings me to a huge peeve I have…laziness when it comes to kids nutrition.

I grew up with the luxury of a stay at home mom who packed lunches everyday until probably sophomore year of high school. No square pizza, over processed dino shaped chicken nuggets or juice bags for this girl. I think that is a lot of the reason why I am appalled by what some parents feed their kids. When I hear someone say “Betsy only eats mac n’ cheese, nuggets or pizza” I have to refrain from asking them who the child is! Are you telling me you let your kids pick their foods? Do you play the short order cook at home (if in fact you cook at all) and cater to what they “will eat”. You probably let them have juice boxes or yoohoo with every meal too! Get out of here with that shit!  Are you aware of how many diabetic children there are? How about obese kids? Don’t you know that you are shaping their habits for life right now?

AGHHH!

SD gets a protein, veg or fruit and a carb at each meal. One juice a day and the rest of the time it is milk or water…and although we may have to force it down, she drinks it. There are the occasional pizza nights (like once a month unfortunately-I LOVE pizza!), or cereal in the morning but I will bust out a no-sugar applesauce or fresh berries on the side for SOME kind of nutritious value with out even thinking. I’m not claiming to be perfect in the nutrition department (see About page & note the vodka), but I will say it is not that damn hard. SD isn’t too picky unless she asks what something is and decides she doesn’t like it (ex: spaghetti squash or mushrooms), but she sure as hell has to eat it still. Use leftovers from previous dinners, frozen veggies, switch to whole wheat products, whatever it takes to balance those little one’s meals!

But for real parents…GET A GRIP and BE THE BOSS!

SD’s lunch today…a bit blurry, but it’s a chicken burger, strawberries & whole wheat 
mac & cheese

-Manda

PS-SD had kids greek yogurt for snack instead. SMom win!

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