Remember how rule #1 of The Nourish Project was to get my family on board and I found it surprisingly easy? I heard the first rumblings of revolt yesterday.
As a little background, one of the things we’ve tried to do for our allergic child (now 16) is to have an open door policy at our house. This allows her to have a safe place to have movie nights, etc. with her friends without worrying about food issues from what they’re eating to whether she sleeps over on a couch where people have been eating (and dropping into the cushions) peanuts and almonds.
Ironically, my allergic child at the same time is not terribly social outside of the school setting and while she loves to go to neutral places with her friends (i.e. the movie theatre), she rarely has people over and rarely goes to others’ houses, even when invited. Go figure.
So in the interests of having a child who doesn’t turn out to be a social recluse, we’ve been gently prodding (okay, maybe not so gently) her to invite her friends over, even if every 3 months.
So imagine my surprise yesterday when not only had she planned a movie marathon with her 2 closest friends that had been put off for a year (yes, really) but that they weren’t doing it at our house. Why? Because we don’t have junk food in the house and so nobody wanted to come over and she was quite content to go elsewhere to get her junk food fix. Oh heaven help me!
So we are now getting enough junk food for a movie marathon to be held at our house – no more, no less so that there’s nothing left over for a midnight raid by other desperate household members (me). We did already keep some beverages like fruit spritzers in our bar fridge for guests anyway so it’s not like we’ve gone completely back to the 1800s despite the rebel theory.
So peace has been restored for this day. Let’s see what happens tonight