This chocolate chip muffin recipe is sugary and a yummy muffin for breakfast.
My son loves breakfast foods while I’d rather pass and wait until lunch or I’d rather eat last night’s dinner instead of breakfast foods. But every morning he asks for pancakes or muffins so I oblige.
One of his favorites is chocolate chip muffins. Muffins is a tough one for me because not only are muffins stuffed with sugar and then usually doused in sugar on top, but he also loves chocolate chips in them which is just more sugar. But my little man eats a few in the morning and then still asks for treats. It’s crazy to me how much sugar my children can consume.
Which brings me to the crazy thing I did last Saturday. My daughter has been super sneaky and when I moved her bed to paint her room, I found loads of candy wrappers in her pillow and under her mattress. I found them hidden in corners of her room and bunk bed and I had had it. This is not her first incident and we fight this battle every few weeks. I’m not sure why she hides it. We have 2 shelves in our pantry dedicated to sugar (because I rarely eat it so it piles up quickly) and she gets to eat some everyday as long as she doesn’t lose that opportunity to eat candy.
So Saturday I had this crazy idea to let her eat as much sugar as she wanted. I’ve had several friends tell me lately that their kids ate too much sugar and they got sick and threw up with fevers so I figured if she ate sugar all day, she’d get sick and because she has some good common sense, she’d realize that it might not be best if she ate that much sugar all the time.
I told some friends and they all said it wouldn’t work. They said she’d throw up and then get right back to eating sugar. I doubted it because she’s great and we can instill ideas into her easily (like, remember the last time you did that? Was it a good idea? No? Okay, so you know what to do next) and she’s very responsible.
Well, Saturday came, she woke up, and immediately started chowing down on candy. In fact, I eventually sent her outside to play with friends because she was just hanging around the kitchen eating sugar all morning. She ate a lot of candy and by 5 pm I couldn’t do it anymore. Her teeth, her body … they needed me to stop her. Besides, she wasn’t one bit sick and I was over the top frustrated with our results. How could a 32-pound girl eat that much candy in one day and not be sick one bit?
Deep down inside, I was hoping she’d wake up in the middle of the night or the next morning and be sick but she felt great. She ate pancakes for breakfast, had a lunch later on, and never once felt sick.
Lesson? Don’t encourage my child to eat sugar if I want to teach her a lesson. Not only will the lesson not be taught but she’ll feel great. And if I’m going to be honest, she was a complete pleasure to be around all Saturday when normally she drives me crazy.