Before I had a child there were a few things I vowed not to do: give them sugar before age three and allow them to watch TV. Go ahead and laugh a little, but you have to give me credit for trying to be one of those virtuous moms.
In actuality, I credit sugar for kickstarting Eloise's interest in solid food. Before I gave her that first mum-mum she would not eat a thing and now we can't seem to feed her enough. Television has given me the ability to work from home without too much interruption and when I need a few minutes to myself I really do thank god for the opening credits of Elmo's World.
And let's be honest, sugar just makes things more delicious.