Like when we pull out the carrot sticks at snack time, then sneak into the pantry and grab a handful of potato chips?
Or when we insist that they go to bed on time, and then we stay up until midnight and wake up cranky, tired and irritable -- precisely the behaviors we were trying to curb in them by getting them to bed right on time.
Or even when we shoo them out the back door to go play in the yard and, you know, get some exercise while we watch them from the safety of the kitchen window? (Maybe so we can nibble on a cookie without having to share for once?)
We know better. Obviously. We know what the healthy choice is: to eat our (not deep-fried) veggies. To get a good night's sleep. To make time to play and move our bodies. And yet, again and again, we don't do it.
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