We were getting hair cuts a couple of days ago, something that takes about an hour and bit to have all 6 heads looking handsome. Usually during this time, the older ones wander around the stores near by, usually Sports Chek. They come back with a want list… and then continue to dream.
Sammy saw a ball cap. “Can you get this for me?” he asked.
“Can you stop with your moodiness for a week?” I asked. Can you sense my desperation? I am not beyond bribery or positive incentives!
OK… was the deal… one week of controling his moodiness and the ball cap will be his. Part of this is to simply calm him down to a place of talking to him without his attitude plugging his ears.
After talking to a friend about his moods etc., I realized that food was part of his issue. I have always known that when he is hungry, he is unreasonable. Yet it was pointed out to me the importance of PROTEIN and how much we need (even children).
I am not a huge fan of protein in general. Carbs are my friend. So I struggle to ingest an adequate amount myself. We always have the typical meat, carb and veggies kind of meal at home. But when we eat out, I am not usually on top of it. And I did not realize the amount of protein that one needs in a day!
I pointed out to Sammy that we needed to make a conscience effort of eating protein at each meal and snack time. He is not a big breakfast person. Shakes… he likes. So it is making sure that is happening.
Lunch is not his favorite time either, unless it is gourmet. So he is not really eating enough to ward off his moods.
Interesting… in the last 24 hours, with constant efforts of food and making protein a big part of his diet, we have had A FULL DAY without mood swings!
ONE DAY! Hey, if it means a hat a week… protein power… and no moodiness… I am all for it!
PROTEIN! It is its own SUPERHERO!
My brother’s response to this was “who knew that eating properly would be the answer!” He is such a smart mouth.