I’m about to tell you something about myself that not many people
know. It’s not something I’m proud of either. In fact I obsess about it. I don’t recycle peanut butter jars! There I said it. You hate me now don’t you? I knew it. Where I live you have to clean recyclables and I did clean the peanut butter jars…for a while. But it took so long that I finally gave up. It’s nearly impossible to get the peanut butter out of the jar even with really hot water. We have to use clear trash bags here too just so they can catch you in case you are throwing away recyclables. So I have to hide them in the trash! Oh the guilt, it eats me alive and makes me feel so dirty and bad. Recommendations for a therapist would be greatly appreciated.
Tanning Mom Action Figure
By now I’m sure you’ve all seen and heard about Tanning Mom, the charred, frightening woman who was accused of taking her child
to a tanning booth. She’s so famous now that a toy manufacture was inspired to make an action figure in her likeness. I think this is awful. The woman has a medical condition called Tanorexia and I don’t think it’s very nice of this company to make fun of her. We all known she’s very frightening to look at but come on, let’s not publicly humiliate the poor woman. We should feel sorry for her, not want to play with a
doll that looks like her.
Banned Bake Sales
Effective August 1st, Massachusetts public schools will no longer allow bake sales to be held at public schools. I’m all for their fight to end obesity in the schools but disagree with this new rule. I believe they will
create a generation of children who will smuggle junk food into school and will then hide behind the lawnmower shed at recess to indulge on Hostess cupcakes and Nutty Bars.
Parents have the most responsibility here and need to teach their children self-control and they need to make sure their kids are
getting the exercise they need. Banning bake sales won’t help these children in the long run. They use the money from these sales for class trips and school sponsored events. What will they sell now, apples?
I think my kids have ridiculous rules at their schools. “Snack Time” needs to be eliminated. If you eat a good breakfast and then eat your lunch at school that should be all you need until suppertime. But
the schools require “snacks” to be brought in. My daughter has to bring her own daily snacks but once a month my son has to take snacks for his entire class. Why do they need snacks at school? They are there for 7 hours per day and they eat lunch right in the middle of the day. Now if they had more than three hours of gym class per week then maybe I would agree as they would be burning more calories but that isn’t the case. I want my kids to know what it feels like to be hungry.
I didn’t have “snack time” when I was a kid and I survived. If it was your birthday you could bring in cupcakes or some other frosting laced product and everyone loved it. It was a special thing, not a given right. I think eliminating snack time would be a good start. Then if you had a bake sale it would be a special event, a treat of sorts.
See ya on the flip side!