School reopened on Monday. The boy has difficulty getting out of the bed early in the morning even if the alarm rang incessantly at 6.10am. He dragged his body to the bathroom after snuggling in the warm bed for another 10 minutes. Honey oatmeal with poached egg for breakfast and a cup of warm milo to kick start his engine. I had the same minus the egg. Papa had cereal with milk instead. Oatmeal was not my boy's favourite food with the exception of cold overnight oats. Daddy detested oatmeal in any form and literally telling his son "It's yucky" while my boy polished off the remaining oatmeal in his bowl in silence. I would really appreciate and wish he could keep such comment for discussion at another time and place rather than first thing in the morning at the dining table.
Lunch was :-
- Organic brown rice
- Teriyaki chicken
- Boiled broccoli/carrots
- Cherry tomatoes
Weight has been an issue for this young man and his has been hovering at the 'acceptable' level. He would normally put on weight during festive seasons and school holidays because I did not restrict or take away his pleasure of enjoying his lolly pop, chocolates, cakes, soft drinks, fried chicken, burgers and fries...etc that I allowed only that period. And he knew mummy controlled his diet daily that he would request 'this' and 'that' whenever he had an opportunity during these special days. It was hard not to give. And he was wary of being overweight as evidenced in his conversation with me before bedtime lately:-
Chinese New Year period
"If I gain 2kg during Chinese New Year, I will loose the extra kg when back to school."
Health Screening period
"I don't feel like eating during recess time."
Best to stay fit and healthy ^_^