We had just returned from Trader Joe’s. It was around 6pm, maybe 30 minutes before dinner. She had gotten herself five packs of dried seaweed and a box of soy ice cream bars at the store, and, seeing me unload the contents of the bags on the stove…
Her – “Ooh! Can I have a bar?”
Me – “Sure. You also have seaweed.”
I said it in a matter of fact way, not in a way that indicated any preference. Actually, I had no preference. Whatever she had now she wouldn’t have later
Her – “Seaweed! Seaweed!”
She walked off and flipped on the TV, and I heard herself say enthusiastically-
Her – “Good choice, Isabella!”
She heard me chuckle
Her – “Isn’t it a good choice?”
She asked without questioning herself.
Me – “It is a good choice.”
She’s on a roll today.
Earlier today, I made her a plant-based protein drink. She inhaled it and then followed it up with two glasses of water. I was surprised as I’m always after her to drink water.
Me – “Why are you drinking so much water?”
Her – “Because I want to be healthy!”
She loves her sweets, granted. But, at an early age, healthy eating is a high value. This is becoming more and more common with families and kids. Glad for it.