A month, maybe two months ago, we cut out sugar from Sadie's diet.
The decision started with a Shabbat morning filled with candy. First Sadie enjoyed a portion of Pez candy and then she enjoyed a candy bracelet given to her at synagogue. And then she enjoyed a four hour temper tantrum during a Shabbat lunch with guests in our home. Logan and I looked at each other desperately and decided to pull the plug on sugar.
We told Sadie she was allergic to sugar. She now knows not to eat any sugar of any kind. Yesterday at school she was given a bag of candy as a celebration for finishing a year of preschool. She didn't touch the candy. I went to the shuk and bought a bag of figs and a bag of lychees. Sadie happily enjoyed the fruit while we happily threw the junk in the trash.
Life without sugar in our house is much improved. We make our own fruit popsicles. We enjoy mounds of fruit as snacks. And we're a happier household. It's amazing to see the transformation in Sadie.
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