Yesterday morning I caught my youngest daughter eating Halloween candy at 8:30 in the morning.
Me to Little R: Why are you eating Candy?
Lilttle R: Daddy gave it to me
Me to Mr. R: Why did you give her candy in the morning?
Mr. R: She finished her breakfast
Me: Eating breakfast does not earn dessert. Especially when breakfast is a frosting covered pastry in the form of a pop tart
Mr. R: (shrug)
10 Minutes ago, Mr. R and Big R counted all the change in her pickle jar:
Little R: Mom! I have $31!
Me to Mr. R: Have you been putting money in her change jar again?! We have a change jar for vacations. Extra change is supposed to go in there to be spent on the family. Big R should be getting change for doing chores which she hasn't been doing.
Mr. R: oh-kay. I'll quit putting money in her change jar
(Yeah, I've heard that about 10 times now.)
Seriously, it makes it so hard to teach our kids to eat good and to learn they need to earn money for the things they want to buy when I have a husband that loves to indulge them and doesn't understand, no matter how many conversations we've had, that it is important for our girls to be taught these things!
Ugh! I need a glass of wine!