Vintage Mama's Rants HAS MOVED

Visit us at

  • Photography by Sandra


    Subscribe to Vintage Mama's Rants by Email

  • Photography by Sandra

  • My comments policy: My blog is my little nation and I am the government. Currently, there are no rules or regulations that tell me how to administer my blog’s nation. I am in charge and I set the rules.

    Comment moderation is turned on. If you don't like what I have to say and intend to post comments that are rude, childish, or vulgar, your post will not be approved! There are probably hundreds of blogs and sites where you can play with others that will coddle you and say whatever you want to hear.

  • Photography by Sandra
  • Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

  • Photography by Sandra
  • Advertisements

Argh, she caught onto us…

Posted by Sandra on October 10, 2008

The toddler, that is.

Look, we’re not a strict family – we like it that way.  And we eat dessert after every dinner.  I grew up that way.  My hubby grew up that way.  It’s the norm.  And those desserts are usually sugary wonderful heavenly things like ice cream.  Yum.  And there’s nothing wrong with that.  I hope I instill this “tradition” into my kids’ lives for their families.

And we’ve never been a “clean your plate” family, because that is really not a good thing.  Moms load up their kid’s plates then make them sit there ’til it’s gone.  Not good.  This leads to eating problems, really it does.

That being said, I know precisely how much dinner to give my three year old so that she 1) won’t be overwhelmed with how much is on her plate, and 2) will actually eat it all. 

Tonite we’re having chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream for dessert (insert mouth watering here) and she didn’t finish her meal… I told her she could have her bowl when her dinner’s all done.

To which she replied, “But Mama, if I eat my dinner all gone, I won’t be hungry for ice cream!!”

Ah, she caught onto me.


One Response to “Argh, she caught onto us…”

  1. Christina said


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: