After taking on what seems to be the impossible, detoxing myself from sugar, I was faced with the echoing dilemma, “How do I take sugar from my kids?” and “Will life ever be the same?”
The answers are quite complex but not unreachable.
It came to me after talking about it with my four year old.
NOTE: My kids love playing in the compost pile and seeing who can find the biggest worms.
“Do you want to feed your worms?”
This pretty much took care of the problem. Of course he didn’t want them in his tummy.
I haven’t had much of a struggle with the kids since. Praise God for simple things. Kids are so amazing and if we take the time to teach them truth at a level they understand, they grasp it quickly and completely.
I wish it was that easy for the teenager and husband to grasp. But the echo of this question works for the young ones for now.
Update: after a few years and keeping sugar out of the house, my husband and teen have been able to feel the difference and they both are choosing to follow my lead and rarely have an issue. We ALL feel pretty awful if we decide to give in a little.
Funny thing is, when my four year old now wants a sucker from the bank line he turns to mommy in public and says loud and serious,
“I WANNA FEED MY WORMS!”
2 Corinthians 12:8-10 King James Version (KJV)
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.