Not exactly the healthiest craving, but a need that must be met, nonetheless. So when I saw them on sale at the store, I could not help but buy a bag. Now, you may not realize this, but my ACTUALLY buying a bag of Cheetos was a big deal. I NEVER buy Cheetos, because I know my weakness for them, and I prefer to keep the temptation out of my cupboards. So the fact that I brought them home with me should tell you how strong my craving was.
As I was preparing the girls their lunch today I had the bag out on the counter, munching away, enjoying the cheesy crunchy goodness with every bite. Emma came into the kitchen and saw me chowing down, and I just knew she'd want some too. "Would you girls like some with your lunch today?", I asked. (They hardly ever get things like cheetos either... we're pretty healthy lunch-eaters for the most part.) To my surprise, she hesitated. I was sure she would be excited and jump at the rare chance to eat some.
Then she said, "Weellll, just a few, Mommy. Because, you know, Cheetos are really not that healthy for you."
Great, just great. My four-year-old daughter has now made me feel guilty not only for offering such awful food to my children, but mostly for the fact that I had just eaten a couple good-sized handfuls myself.
(just a little disclaimer-- this post is all in good fun. I am by no means trying to make fun of my dear little daughter, and I am actually quite proud and glad that she is learning about healthy choices and good eating habits. But it was too funny to pass up writing a good blog about it! Also, please excuse the unruly hair on my girls as well as the incredibly messy living room behind them. We're still recovering after the weekend. :))