As I opened a jar of baby food for Lilly earlier (she has some digestive problems that put her a little behind in eating age), my brain once again went off into that "good moms make their own baby food" speech. I just finished reading Green Babies, Sage Moms, by Lynda Fassa. Reading it was eye-opening from the standpoint of revealing how many toxins and dangers are in our world, but it left me wondering how it was possible for anyone to survive. From plastics to parabens (throw out makeup!), everything seems damning. She recommends making your own baby food, of course, which is something I am strongly committed to. For now. Until I'm running on three hours of sleep and my seven month old is starving.
I love the idea of pureeing, then freezing, all sorts of fruits and veggies. But the truth is, I'm terrible at planning ahead. I try, but there is always something better or more immediate to do. My brain isn't set to four days away; I was one of those college kids who wrote papers the night or two before (but they were still good, I promise!). So will I be able to follow through when it comes to baby food? If I can't, will that make me a bad mom? Will it train my kids to like sodium- and sugar-laden food their entire life?
Of course, I could always attempt to delegate the food-making to V... I might have something there!