I’m somewhat of a foodie. We make choices in our food considering facts like how it was produced and where it came from. You know, pears from USA instead of Chile. I cook a lot, we eat whole foods, and have reduced the amount of over processed stuff that comes in the house. This kid has never had white bread for crying out loud. For almost a year, we only ate meat purchased directly from a local farmer. Simply put, I’m all about good nutrition.
Apparently, it wasn’t good enough.
I’ve come to realize that I must be diligent with what goes into this kids body. And it’s not just whole food offerings, but the types of food – whole grains, protein, fruits and nuts. But even more detail, sometimes it needs to be cheese and crackers instead of grapes. Breakfast now must include milk instead of juice. I thought I had it down. But I have realized after a week of reports from teachers on his attitude, energy level, and lack of focus that I needed to make some change.
Today there was progress, and good reports of hard work and focus!
I’ll chalk some of this up to sleep. This weekend our little guy slept 12 hours Saturday night. He’s needing 11+ to keep up. There are no complaints from him either, so I know he’s tired.
He told me today that he felt good, worked hard, and “wasn’t tired at all today!”
Of course, these kids don’t come with an off switch. I remember begging crying for one when he was an infant. This kid never slept. And true to form, I can hear him chattering now and it was light’s off an hour ago.
Two steps forward, one step backward. But I’m hoping for another good day tomorrow.