Let’s Get Organized – Soda Saturday
a success story …
Problem: Children wanting soda and sweets, mom wants to be nutritious (mostly).
Preventative: Children need routines, regular happenings in their lives so that when all else goest to pot, there is some consistency no matter how small it seems that is maintained even during the stressful times of life.
Solution: “Soda Saturday.” This totally takes the monkey off of my back. When the kids want soda, I only have to say, “Ah, gee, shucks, guys, it’s only Thursday! 2 more days!” I don’t have to say “no”, the calendar does. On Saturdays, they get to pick out a can from our “family store-age” and drink all they want. They rarely even finish a whole can, so it is hardlly over indulging, yet to them it is HUGE that they can drink all the soda they want.