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Sue G

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Husband has had the 'man flu' for over a week,he even had to go to work and is feeling really sorry for himself.
He has kindly shared his 'man flu' with me but mine has got down graded to 'just a cold'.

Just come back from &"233;cole where i shared my cold with the kids,

have a nice sausage and bean stew bubbling away. As it is so cold today also have ready ingredients to make a rice pudding for tonight. This morning i made easter biscuits a treat for the kids as i don't let them have biscuits.

Pity husband is working tonight and over the weekend i forgot he loves rice pudding and biscuits.
All the more for us.

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sam from worthing

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I really laughed when i read your post.

My OH has man flu - or pnuemonia as he is calling it, was poorly last week too, but he did have gastroenteryenotsies, and i think as a result of low immunity caught his "cold".

Had a devil of a time getting some Night Nurse - talk about third degree, about whose it for, how old they are, any medication he is on, i felt quite belittled, as the chemist assitant was speaking to the pharmacist then another person chimmed in with more questions all in front of a queue of people. It really felt like an interrogation.

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Sue G

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Don't know what happened to my post, should have read ecole, blame the french keyboard.

Hope your hubby gets better soon sam, gastroenteryenotsies, can't say it never mind spell it.

It is terrible how a simple cold can develope into 'Pnuemonia' or 'man cold /flu'.

French people are terrible for being ill, my sister in law lives at the doctors.

Then again french doctors hand out so much medicine it's a joke.

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Pan-tastic

Biscuits

Sue why aren't your children allowed biscuits? Surely if they are part of a well balanced diet with lots of fruit and veg and they do plenty of running round, there's room for a biscuit or two?

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sam from worthing

biscuits and men and children

cos Sue is a mean mummy, lol.

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Sue G

Biscuits

Hi,
i never buy biscuits or cakes, only make them and that is when we have visitor or as a treat.

Before the kids came to us they had been starved most of their short lives, then 6 months in a children home they had been allowed to eat & eat.
We were adviced by the doctors only to let them have certain things like sweets, chocolate, cakes & biscuits only as a treat, until they got used to eating normal foods.
Even by following this they put on 3 kilos per month each until their weight stabilsed.
I just never broke the habit.

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sam from worthing

Sue

I didn't mean to be mean by saying your a mean mummy.

I do so vividily recall the trauma and trouble you had in getting your family - you shared so much with us lot.

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Sue G

Sam

"I didn't mean to be mean by saying your a mean mummy.

I do so vividily recall the trauma and trouble you had in getting your family - you shared so much with us lot."


It's ok Sam i knew you were only messing about.

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Honey

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I remember you showing me photographs of them when they first arrived and you saying you were worried that they had big appetites.

Lots of family are avoiding giving their children too much sugar and fats and I think if you establish good eating habits when they're young, you won't create a problem for them later in life.

My generation were made to finish what was on their plates (just after the war) and as our interest in foods grew, we tried more and more. When it was just a case of "meat and two veg" it wasn't a problem... but we then started to adopt other cuisines (foods we'd enjoyed while on holiday) and we had no idea about portion control and I think plates are bigger than when I was a child and there is room for more foods.

I think it is wise to keep an eye on what your children eat. Eating between meals is unnecessary (we didn't as children) and so biscuits should be an occasional treat. I don't suppose Angel will see this (more's the pity). I was raised on three good meals a day and allowed a 1/4 lb of sweeties off the market on a Saturday to last the week. But they were gone by the end of the day of course and I had to wheedle the odd sweetie off my father after that. For some reason he could make his 1/4 lb last the whole week. Little girls are so good at getting round daddy.

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Pan-tastic

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I too think it is important to be a bit disciplined on kid's food and I have some friend who drive me up the wall with their constant dishing out of snacks. My little boy eats so much better when he isn't half full before he even sits down but it is hard to say no when all the other children have things to nibble.

But I am quite happy to hand out a couple of plain biscuits as a quick post school snack (they have lunch at11.45!) and something like a mini bag of hula hoops before Sunday lunch if the grown ups are having snacks as well. I think for me it hinges on phrase 'permissable treats' which is an awful industry phrase for 'once in a while isn't going to hurt!'. But I do see that you have look at each family and see what works and in Sue's case,her approach makes complete sense x

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Sue G

Hi Honey

Hi Honey,


Will email you some photo's soon of the kids.

Had a bad day the other week making your fruit & pineapple cake, i forgot to put the eggs in.

Turned out really well in the end, i also added some pieces of sugar ginger to give it some spice. No one noticed the missing eggs and two people asked for the recipe.

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Honey

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Ha ha... Well done on the improvisations. I sometimes make it for someone who can't have dairy and so use Pure and it works really well. Might try leaving out the eggs... ;o) might end up a healthy recipe!

Look forward to a catch up and seeing more photos Sue.

H x

 
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