So it got me thinking.
When I go out, whether it's a fun night out with my girls, a date with the Mr. or simply treating myself to something nice I tend to feel justified in "splurging" a little bit. Mostly calorically. I'll have that piece of dessert. I'll order the deep fried asparagus (because it's still vegetables!). Or a latte and a cookie. Completely unnecessary, but it's a treat, so it's ok, right?
I started thinking that maybe I was approaching this treat business all wrong and I was just setting the LL up for a lifetime of special treats and eating out of boredom. I know I'm quite good at it, so it's no surprise to me that I'm showing LL the way too. I get why I do it, it's far easier to let me kid eat that extra pouch of snacks than to try to distract, entertain or simply interact with her in the way she needs at the time. But, from here on out, I'm going to try to feed less and interact more. Perhaps I can save her future hips a few pounds and give her another way to address boredom.
So my question to you is:
Am I teaching bad habits by filling the LL up with treats?
Or am I simply teaching her that it is ok to treat yourself once in a while?