1. Bologne is my yuck food, so many sandwiches we had to eat. When you have 8 kids mom did her best with what money they had. We always explained to our kids we just don’t have the extra money to buy that toy etc.

  2. Excellent points. I pray that when my husband and I have kids (hopefully soon) we are strong enough discipline them too knowing that they will turn to God more and be better people if we do

  3. When I first saw the title I thought it was a recipe and gagged at the thought of it lol.
    Isn’t it funny how it isn’t until we are older that we realize our childhoods weren’t all that bad and that our parents did the best they could.
    Children these days are so spoiled and entitled. While it’s no fun to say or hear the word “no” it’s a lesson best taught young.

    • marymozingo53@gmail.com

      Hahah I cannot stop laughing because I didn’t even think some readers would assume it was a recipe 😷 You are so right thou…. I’ve realized so much now that I never knew. Makes me love and respect my mom even more

  4. My family didn’t have much too and would get us the KC for a treat. I have more than my mom had and I want to give my son everything, but I know that he needs to hear no.

    • marymozingo53@gmail.com

      You sound just like me. I want to give Them more since we can…. but I also know they need to hear no

  5. ahhhhhhhh your frozen bread talk brought back fond memories of my mom freezing bread. it was THE WORST! I don’t even attempt to freeze bread now because I hated it so much. Yuck!!

  6. crystalfoose

    I just pulled some bread out of the freezer. I know I am going to hear about it all next week and probably throw away half eaten sandwiches after listening to kids complain about being hungry on the way home from school asking why we can’t ever stop for snacks like we used to. The big ones get it that daddy lost his job and they try to hush the little ones, but it doesn’t make it any easier. I do try to tell myself that they will learn more appreciation now.

    • marymozingo53@gmail.com

      They def will…. hard for kids to understand… but when they are older they will look back and respect the decisions. You are a great mom!

  7. mrsdoingmybest

    Awww, memories. I loved the kid cuisines at our house too! I agree – kids need to have limits. They respect you more even if they do protest at the time! 🙂

  8. I love this post. The less you have really does make you appreciate things more. I have a hard time saying No, but maybe when my boys get a little older I wont feel so guilty saying it. I know it will teach them for the best. My mother tried not to spoil us, and I appreciate all the little things. I want that for them!

  9. I have no idea what pimento cheese is, but after reading this post I don’t really feel as though I’m missing out at all! Besides that, I grew up very similarly, food-wise. I have 3 sisters. Our school lunches were always a pb+j sandwich. When I hit 8th grade we started getting juice boxes, too. Juice boxes! Those were my luxury 🙂 Before that we brought water or juice in an old bottle. And today, I am appreciative of the “easy” food. And I still consider it a luxury. And I don’t buy those things very often. Because they are an expensive luxury and I can manage without them. I want my daughter (and mystery baby #2) to see me making real food for them. Because it’s a lost art!

  10. You hit the nail on the head! I love the joy on my toddlers face when she gets a new toy or a piece of candy, but I have to remind myself that that kind of joy is very short lived. True joy will come from learning about what is truly meaningful in life, like relationships and giving back to others. Even though its with best intentions that we want to give our kids everything, especially everything we never had, we really do have to be careful not to fall into the trap of materialism. Great post!

  11. This hit the nail on the head for me. I have been struggling a lot lately with my 6-year-old being picky, wasteful, and ungrateful when it comes to food. I always have to remind her that so many kids in the world are starving and would give anything for even a bite of what she complains about eating. It’s a tough battle.

  12. Aww yes! Such a great post! I want to give my child everything but I also know that that isn’t always the best for him! Thanks for this reminder! ❤

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