Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Maybe you shouldn't feed him Goldfish for an hour...

My son loves to eat. Little Elvis is a big boy eater. But there should be limits. For instance, he shouldn't be allowed to eat Goldfish for an hour while staying in the nursery at church.

I've been attempting to do Sunday School and the church service this month. Each time I go to the nursery, I get the report that Little Elvis got "tired" after an hour. They never explained to me what "tired" meant.

This week I didn't hear any comments about him getting "tired" after an hour. Because they figured out that giving him free reign over snacks makes him happy.

We don't have set schedules for snacks. If he's hungry, I get him food. But I don't feed him snacks for an hour!!

When I got to the nursery, one of the women (a mother!) said that Little Elvis really liked to eat. I said he certainly did. She said he'd been eating Goldfish since she got there. I kind of laughed, and didn't think too much of it.

Until I got into the car. Then I thought, did they really feed my baby Goldfish for an hour?

He didn't eat any of his lunch that I fixed him at home or drink any of his milk. He did nap for an unheard of three hours, but I'm still miffed.

I usually take him to the nursery with a snack of his own. Guess I'll do that next time. I'm pretty laid back about what he eats, so I've never put any stipulations in about snacks. He hasn't had any allergic reactions and at times can be very open to all types of foods.

But I never anticipated that they would give an 18-month-old cheesy crackers for an hour. C'mon! Are you kidding me? Isn't this a no-brainer?

(I thought I had pictures of the new booster seat, but I don't. He's really liking it, as are we.)


Blogger The Burp Cloth Babe said...

This is the kind of thing I fear most about church. I understand the desperation of trying to keep someone else's kid happy, but it can get ridiculous.

In one of our few ventures to church, I sat and watched my kid eating stuff off the floor. Yes, he was very quiet, but YUCK!!! It's a struggle for me, too.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Our teenage babysitter got caught doing the same thing!!!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Oh dear. That's not good. Seems like the nursery needs a nanny-cam.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I am giggling at this a little bit, but surprised it was adults doing it. I could totally see some teen caregivers thinking this was fine, but no mother ever would!

5:58 PM  
Blogger MoziEsm√© said...

Got mixed feelings here! It would probably be appropriate to say something about the inappropriateness of it to the folks in charge. But it cracks me up to think of him eating for an hour straight!

6:27 PM  
Blogger JenniBeanV said...

Probably 45 minutes should be the max amount of time to feed a baby Goldfish... ;-P

Seriously though, I can't imagine why they thought that would be okay. What if they made him sick?

9:05 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

The nursery is actually very nice and the woman that's in there the entire time is great with Little Elvis. They are usually by themselves when we do just the early service. I'm just going to bring in a snack next time.
It was just kind of crazy that other mothers thought it was ok to give him free reign with the Goldfish. What kid wouldn't take advantage of that?

9:31 PM  

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