First kid: Did not taste candy until he turned two. Only ever ate whole wheat bread. Had hot breakfasts of toast or oatmeal.
Second kid: Allowed to have one Smartie per day around age 1 and a half, when her older brother was toilet training. Only ever ate whole wheat bagels. Had breakfasts of cereal or frozen waffles.
Third kid: Just had a chocolate chip (“hash browns,” in her world) sandwich on white bread for breakfast.
First kid: Never allowed to watch more than two half-hour TV programs per day.
Second kid: Watched a few shows per day; occasionally allowed to watch a movie.
Third kid: Just watched So You Think You Can Dance with Mommy over breakfast; has watched Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus about six times in the past week.
First kid: Always drank diluted apple juice or milk.
Second kid: Diluted apple juice or milk; occasionally allowed a “coffee” (sugar and a spoon of decaf coffee in milk).
Third kid: Just had undiluted orange juice and chocolate milk with her chocolate chip breakfast sandwich.
Parenting really wears the moral fortitude right out of you, doesn’t it?