I asked the kids, as I do each week, to leave me a list of food they want me to get. Last week the list had only three things: peaches, plums, oranges. All but the oranges rotted in the bowl. The oranges are still there.
Today, I found this list on the counter when I came home from work:
Gater Raid – red, yellow, blue, purple
French Toast Sticks
Mini Pancake Chocolate Chips
toaster struddles – strawberry
pop tarts strawberry and cinamine
Top Ramon Noodle 12 pk chicken
Wow, they have got to be kidding. This mad craving for sugar is amazing. When our children are free to choose, they can make some profoundly poor health decisions. Just as 2-year-olds do not get to choose their menu, neither should our kids because the taste buds in their brains are cross-wired.
Oh, and no I will not be buying most of that list. Maybe some bananass.
Ce Eshelman, LMFT
Hmmm, it has been a long time since I had a Pop Tart.
Maybe I am missing out on something… Naw.
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