One thing that I've been really pondering lately is how to intentionally visibly demonstrate and vocalize an enjoyment of healthy food in a balanced way, so that my son gets a good perception of nutrition. I don't want him to think food is a reward, nor do I want him to be squeamish or picky about what types of foods he eats. I want him to enjoy food, but I don't want him to have an unhealthy relationship with it.
It's harder than one might think.
I've been journaling a lot about it lately, while Million plays uninterrupted outside. I sit in one of our lawn chairs and contemplate nutritional dilemmas, and as I write about them, I come up with even more questions than answers.
We do many things right. I think I can put that in print without too much reservation. At the same time, we fail in so many ways as parents. There are some days where nutritious just seems so hard. And we only want easy.
That's a bad character trait for our son to be witnessing in us so early. Sigh.
Intentional parenting is hard parenting.