msssjenna Posted May 23, 2013 Share Posted May 23, 2013 We are currently on Day 17. Me and my husband, and my kids eat compliant at home (still get SAD food at daycare). I first asked my mom to do it with me, and she said she coudlnt give up sugar/alcohol. Fine, I didnt force her. I recently have been pushing about getting my kids to be limited with grains and sweets. I'm working with daycare now and its definitely not someting to happen overnight. My mom/stepdad get my 2 older boys every Thursday night - a way to allow my husband and I a date night. They feed them junk (hot dogs/grilled cheese and chips, followed by "fun" treats like marshmellows, popsicles, etc). Since starting Whole30 I have asked my mom if she is willing to change what she feeds them. Basically, she told me no. They dont want to 'force' the kids to eat regular meals, and they like to make them happy. Tonight she is coming over and is insisting on bringing a special 'treat' for the boys. She first said ice cream and politely declined saying I was already going to make dessert. She then said "Well I might still need to bring them something, maybe some gummy candies." How do I get her to understand that her presence is enough? My boys love their Nana and I dont want them to look at her to bring bad treats every time. Why cant she bring a non-food item? How do I get my mom to understand that I dont want these items given to my kids, at least not in my house. I dont want to hurt her feelings, but I dont know where to go from here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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