The singer and her boys are all looking forward to Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick coming down the chimney, bearing gifts for all.
She’s won Grammy awards and survived cancer, but now that she’s become a mom, Sheryl Crow is making sure to enjoy the little things, like watching the way her two sons’ eyes light up at Christmas time. “Santa is definitely coming! We are already making our big list with Thomas the Train and everything,” the singer/songwriter, 48, said on Tuesday’s (December 7) Rachael Ray Show. Mentioning her son Wyatt, 3, she continued, “Thomas the Train, Hot Wheels, ya know. [Wyatt] is obsessed!”
Sheryl, who adopted Wyatt as a newborn in April of 2007, adopted a second child over the summer, Levi, who is now seven months old. With two small children in the house, there’s always some kind of issue to solve. For Sheryl, lately, that problem has been Wyatt’s finicky eating habits.
“Every kid wants to eat mac and cheese, not great mac and cheese, but the neon orange mac and cheese,” she told Rachael Ray on the show. “So it’s been really creative, it’s been a challenge, but it’s been really fun because you can sneak all kinds of healthy things into the food.” HollyMoms, how do you get your picky princes and princesses to clean their plates?
She should know, since she immersed herself in nutrition when she was battling breast cancer in early 2006 (she’s now healthy and cancer-free). “I learned a lot about nutrition because I wanted to be proactive in my cancer treatment,” she told Rachael, “and part of that meant for me, aside from getting the Western treatment which was a lumpectomy and radiation, was to know more about what I put into my body. All the vitamins and supplements that we take, the best way to get those vitamins and minerals are through food, through the actual food itself, as opposed to supplements. Supplements are great and everything but everything that we need is in the most colorful vegetables we eat.”
Nothing like being armed with that knowledge when you’ve got two young and impressionable mouths to feed, right, Sheryl?