Short and Sweet
The migraines that I have had for six weeks are surely giving me a test in this area.. but not as much as an intruder that has "sweet talked," it's way into our home in the last few weeks.
It's all the rave, the new "buzz!"
Haven't you heard?.... or maybe I am the only mom out there that is finding this to be a problem at this time of year.
At first, I was blaming my headaches for my view of my children's behavior the last few weeks - until it hit me tonight- as I lay in bed, for the first day in six weeks - without a constant headache- that this disturbing behavior my little "angels," have been displaying is because their bodies have been invaded - by something not so "sweet," - SUGAR!!
We are not a sweet family-
WAIT- I mean,, we are not INTO sweets! Sugar, that is,, we are the ala' naturale type of people.. you know what I mean?
Here were my first clues:
**Sudden outbursts of extremely loud noises- only lasting about 2 seconds,, just LOUD and SUDDEN - coming from my 5 year old- in the back seat of the van. Crazy!!
**Finding empty M and M bags in the pantry that were bought for the sole purpose of a Christmas Snack Mix- GONE!
**Continuous running of laps ( toddlers and dogs together),, around the kitchen/dining room circle in the house... CONTINUOUS!!
**Complete melt-downs at home, and in public when my toddler was told "no!" Never have allowed this,, never had to deal with this. No has always been "no," - done. Now it is .. "no," ....followed by an extremely dramatic rendition of something I cannot even describe!
**"Mommy, we had cookies for breakfast before you got up!"
**Any noisy toy to be found in the house has been on instant replay in the hand of my toddlers all day for the last week.
**Every thing I say to Sam this week- he repeats,, laughing,, as if it is now extremely funny to copy me,, even when he is being disciplined .??? What's up with that Sugar Man?
**I bribed my children with french fries, or a piece of candy FIVE times this week while we were out! Uhhhh... last I knew,, We do not use bribery for good behavior! Desperation -
**"Go to your room!" - Hmmmmm.. tallied times said the last few weeks - 1,000?... Probably.
So, what was my FIRST clue? The clue that told me something other than headaches are reigning here in this home lately?
-My children are craving sweets now,, in a way that I have never seen.
The Crazy behavior patterns are enough, but now they not only are craving sweets..
...."Ohh,, ok,,, In an hour, then?"
Tis' the Season to be Jolly - and so, I have placed a ban on Sugar for my children until Christmas Day.
Mean mommy? Nope.
Sane Mommy - Soon!
Short and Sweet!