Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Little Bit of Sugar

Today Susan Bain called me to tell me that she got the genealogy album in the mail. I walked from the kitchen to the living room (literally yards away) and talked to her for only about five minutes when I heard a crash. I turn around and Ethan is on top of the table. There is my new sugar bowl (yes - from my new set of dishes) broken on the floor. Ethan is covered in sugar from head to toe! The table is also covered in sweet goodness.

"Why was the sugar bowl even out on the table?" Glad you asked. Starting at the beginning of the week, I took sweets out of my diet. That includes candy bars, chocolate, Auntie K's fudge, ice cream, did I mention Auntie K's fudge?... and POP! Yes, the habit that I started when Ethan was born and kept me up all hours of the day. We don't ever buy it when we go grocery shopping, only when I am out and about. Dave even would bring me home one for a sweet gesture. So, what am I drinking instead? Tea! Black tea at that! A small teaspoon of sugar in my cup is all the sugar I get for the day. Let me tell you, it is hard. Maybe the hardest thing I have done next to childbirth.

Enough about my cravings and back to the story... I was still talking to Susan when I took Ethan's clothes off and had him wash his hands. What was I thinking? The bathroom was filled with soap and water in less than two minutes! Then he ran around me in circles in his underwear flying a clean pair of overalls behind him. Man, he sure does know how to try and get my attention while on the phone.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kudos on the sugar ban! I removed soda from my diet years ago and feel much better for it. But anyone who can resist my sister's fudge has my undying admiration!
- Barb

Kati said...

heh heh..."pop"...such an Oregonian way of referring to soda.....LOL! Benjamin tells me all the time "I sure do LOOOVVEE SHUUUUGAAAR!!!" Yeah....not the best thing for your 3 year old to say!

Kati said...

on a completely different side note...could I beg of you to make me a nifty header like yours and becca's...PLLLLLEEEEASE?!?! I swear I won't mock you anymore by telling tales of eating fudgy chocolate cake!

Becca said...

Yikes! I am sorry but..."just a spoon full of SUGAR helps the medicine go down..." keeps going through my head! I have been meaning to tell you what John Slocum told me when I saw him this visit. He said, "You have to have the kids to get the grand kids - and it's worth it all to get the grand kids!" As if that piece of advice helps during times like these...

Becca said...

Do make a banner for Kati! That would be so cool!