Friday, March 28, 2008

Nickel Anyone?

Last Saturday, my 3 year old swallowed a nickel. He and grandpa were playing “cookies” – baking quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies on pretend cookie sheets. (Here’s my tip moms, don’t play cookies with money!) Before my dad could say anything, Ethan had popped a pretend cookie in his mouth and it disappeared. We think it was a nickel. It’s been five days and we haven’t found it yet. And you can imagine how much I’m enjoying feeling through poop every day until my son makes some change!

My son totally knows better. Yet he still swallowed a nickel. God willing, this will be the last time!

What have you been eating lately mom? Probably not any loose change, but maybe a few too many potato chips, bowls of ice cream, pizza slices or pastries. If you are trying to lose weight after baby, you’ll need to make some wise choices in the kitchen, grocery store and out at restaurants. Leave your indulgences for times out with friends, or when someone has you over for a treat.

As a new mom, you’re the gatekeeper for what goes in your mouth and your baby’s. Choose things like whole grains, vegetables, fruits, yogurt, chicken, fish, nuts, etc. Skip the junk food and of course, don’t eat any money, no matter how hungry you get for “cookies”!

Therefore whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory
of God.
- I Corinthians 10:31


1 comment:

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...


How funny! What a great illustration and a good reminder!