My youngest is now playing soccer, along with his older siblings. It's adorable; the kids swarm around the field during their six five-minute three-on-three games like bumblebees. They get very sweaty. They have a lot of fun. Some of them even seem to understand the basic rules.
But then comes the after-soccer "treat". I'm used to this by now, since my oldest has been playing for nearly 10 years. Most parents, even those who profess to be very concerned about health and particularly concerned that their kids stay fit, think that the after-soccer snack should be a "treat".
It's very ironic that such parents drag their kids from pill to post to make sure they get plenty of exercise and then hand them something like this:
Sorry the picture is small; that's a 10 oz. Nestle Juicy Juice Apple Juice and a Kraft Handisnacks Oreo Cookies 'n' Cream thing.
- My interests include veganism and vegetarianism, health, ethics, politics and culture, media, and the environment. I have three kids; I teach college part-time, study piano and attempt to garden. I knit. I blog on just about anything, but many posts are related to my somewhat pathetic quest to eat better, be more mindful of the environment, and be a more responsible news consumer. Sometimes I write about parenting, but, like so many Mommy bloggers, my kids have recently told me not to. :) Thanks for reading.