During weekends, kahit minsan may work, I make sure to spend time with my kids. Usually we go to the mall, watch new movies or, like the foodies that we are, we search for restaurants that serve nutritious food.
Yohan always gets excited for the weekend shopping. Pero siyempre moms, we never have to give in all the time sa mga gusto nilang pabili. Remember, kailangan ng ating mga anak ng disiplina from time to time. Kaya I always make sure I follow these simple reminders to help me whenever Yohan feels like having an all-out shopping spree!
Palagi kong tinatandaan, whenever we are in the mall, na ang mga bata curious yan. Mapa-damit man, toys, or food, lahat ng mga yan gusto nila makita, matikman, or ma-try. So don't be so hasty in letting them have it all. Mas lalo na in sampling food products. I make sure that I know what the food is made of before I let Yohan try it out.
Sa grocery, isang malaking temptation kay Yohan ang mga candy bars sa check-out counter. What I do pag talagang mapilit siya to buy candies, I simply buy them in small sizes. This way, me and my daughter meet half-way. Hindi siya mag tatampo sa akin, at the same time I know that she didn't take too much sweets.
When shopping for food and ingredients naman, I always educate Yohan on the benefits of including nutritious food in our meals. By doing this, I was able to slowly encourage her to eat fruits and vegetables every mealtime.
So you see moms, kayang-kaya ma-manage ang weekend shopping niyo with the kids. Mas lalo na if they are nourished before shopping para fully prepared sila for the day. For Yohan, it's drinking her Lactum 6+ Choco. Not only does she find it flavorful, alam ko pa that it has the essential nutrients from the food pyramid to help her become 100% nourished*.
Moms, always remember na ang weekend ay hindi isang responsibility that you have to fulfill. Precious times ito with your kids that you have to enjoy by spending quality time with them. So always make the most out of it, moms!
*with three balanced meals a day