Today I opened my eyes to immense pain in my back and legs. Again, flooding my mind with positive thoughts flew out of the window for a while. I have woken up brooding why I am having so much pain? Then I remembered that last evening I played a lot in the garden and then walked a lot. Nothing wrong in that. But I was giving a royal snub to my calcium supply (read milk). I don’t know why, but I have developed this love-hate relationship with milk for the past ten years. Earlier it was an absolute must for me, two times a day. Now its not even two times a month. And I want to remain active like Roger Federer! I am pretty sure Roger Federer doesn’t follow a diet like me.
Another thing I realized that if I want to be happy, health is the key to that door of happiness. In fact Health is Happiness. But I know, still I won’t drink milk. No matter what. My only hope is my sister. Only she has got the power in this whole world to make me drink milk. No matter in which corner of the earth my sister resides, just a phone call from her is sufficient. Hope, I will say goodbye to physical pain soon.
I promised myself to be happy and do one thing that makes me happy. I promised to have fruits in our diet everyday. But how to make it a happy occasion so that my nursery going little one can enjoy that? I want my little one to develop a habit to have fruits and salads everyday just like she brushes her teeth everyday. But how to make fruit and salad eating a HAPPY experience?
For that I will be thankful to John Logie Baird, inventor of the television and Walt Walt Disney. I out on my little ones favorite cartoon and quietly slipped the fruit’s plate. I too sat with her. After a while we both were watching cartoon, Doremon, laughing, talking and eating our snack – F-R-U-I-T. I really had a good time with her. And she too was unaware of my intentions. I am doing it SUCCESSFULLY for the three days. I hope to continue doing it as long as possible. WHO says TV is bad for kids? Probably we don’t know how to use it to our advantage.
Meanwhile I also discovered that during if I want to introduce some new HEALTHY food, cartoon time is the best time. Now I am going to do away with that chips and popcorn. My little one hardly notices the difference during cartoon time. We both were so happy.
Having fruits while watching TV, give us time for bonding too. I was not in my usual don’t do this, don’t do that mode. We were laughing, talking and eating at the same time. Thanks Walt Disney and John L Baird from the bottom of my heart.