That which does not kill me makes me stronger. (Nietzsche)
A little bit of try goes a long way. (Becker)
Our mottos for this spring.
Check out our April …
Isn’t it grand? And May …
Perhaps this is the norm for you, but it is certainly not for us. We have always had a marginal level of busy, but this is the first time that all 3 boys have wanted to participate in something of their own. On top of that, I am knee-deep in helping with the planning and preparation for our elementary school’s 5K fundraiser. Oh. My. Busy.
How ever is a clean eating family going to manage this … without going nuts or more so than we already are)?
I look at this and I do see lots of work. And lots of compromises. With food. Which means I also see some happy boys. (They love food compromises because it means that they get to eat things that are usually on the list-of-no-no’s.)
I also see late dinners, long weekends, beautiful weather, and good company.
Also, a messy house, dirty floors and disgusting toilets.
Most of all … I see smiles. Which is, in fact, the point, right?
If you stare at it long enough, you’ll see all of this too. Like one of those pictures that looks like blue dots but there’s really a bouquet of flowers hidden somewhere in it.
Despite the seeming enormity of the task, I have resolved myself to try … to the best that I can, with the understanding that it likely won’t be as perfect as I’d like but I’m okay with that. We are, after all, an imperfect clean eating family.
In the words of the classic clay-mation character Bob the Builder, “Can we do it?”
“Yes, we can.”
I also decided that I would share our clean eating family adventure here, so that all of you fine readers can benefit from our success and our … ahem … compromises.
Because misery loves company, right?
Or rather, adventures are meant to be shared.