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Ask Amy: Broccoli works, until Mr. Oreo arrives

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: My husband and I watch our grandsons (ages 3 and 5) twice a week.

We do this so our daughter can save on daycare expenses.

We bring the kids two snacks each time we are with them.

I choose a snack that is always healthy, like fruit, and my husband’s choice is not healthy — usually cookies.

My daughter complains to me about her father's choices.

I have told her to talk to him. She does, and he ignores her.

 

He tells me that it makes him happy to give the kids something they view as a treat.

Since it is only twice a week, he doesn't think it is a big deal. He says that if it is a big deal, our daughter can send the kids to daycare every day.

I see both points of view and think this issue has been blown out of proportion.

I am tired of being in the middle of this.

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