All was going well: Jeremy was on his way to training. Kids were patiently waiting doing whatever. I was working up good sweat while chatting with my trainer about my eating plan and how following it would ensure losing another 2 pounds this week.
Between my repetitions of seated rows, I heard a small disturbance come from around the corner in the foyer. The boys were struggling about something. They settled down soon enough, but I still thought that I should take a look at them. After I finished that set, I used my luxuriously-long 45 second break to waltz over to see what was up.
I wish that I had had a camera, but I never ever expected to see anything like this. Guess, I should take some scout training myself and "Always Be Prepared."
Let me describe for you the scene:
Jonathan was sitting in the chair playing the DS game. (You may recall that I have a
Let me continue:
Jonathan was sitting in the chair playing the DS game with Caleb's head so close that you might have thought that they were connected. Both boys' eyes were glued to the small screen. As I wiped my sweaty brow, imagine my surprise when I saw the bacon. Bacon? Yes. Bacon.
Jonathan had a piece of bacon hanging out of his mouth that his brother was holding for him. Caleb was shoving it in as Jonathan chewed. All while never missing a beat with the video game.
Being the good Cub Scout family that we are, we have taught them the buddy system. Stick together with your buddy and help him out as needed. We encourage them to use it and praise them when they do. But, I never, ever thought that they would use it as a food delivery method for a buddy who was in the middle of a video game.
It was wrong on so many levels, y'all. I shook my head in disbelief, shock, and a tiny bit of shame as I headed back to my work out.
You may be asking yourself, "Why did they have bacon?" Obviously, it was because they needed it to round out the breakfast of donuts and chocolate milk that they also had with them. I mean, what is the use of massive amounts of trans fats and high fructose corn syrup if you can't wash it down with a little pork fat?
The worst part of it was when my trainer asked me what had happened. I could not think fast enough to make up a better story so I told him the ugly truth all while avoiding eye contact with him. All I could do was to try to laugh it off. Oh well. Parents of the Year Award goes to.....
Before you think that I am just throwing Jeremy under the bus for giving this stuff to the kids, I need to confess: After my work out last Saturday, I bought them donut holes and chocolate milk, too. Also, I have no problem with them eating bacon, just, maybe, not at the gym. And maybe, just maybe, they could manage to tear themselves away from the DS long enough to feed themselves rather than using the buddy system.
There you go!