Comment 37405

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted January 25, 2010 at 21:40:59

Came across this in the NYT, in which the author makes the point that an attitude has evolved that snacks need to accompany every childhood activity. I know when the kids play softball in the summertime, parents have to take turns bringing snacks-- this after playing softball of all things, not the most exhausting of games-- and because everyone's busy, it's often a drinking box and packaged "fruit snacks".

As I write, my husband (after I pointed out "Fat Chance" to him) is regaling the kids with the story of his grandfather, who smashed limestone with a sledghammer for a living, this after having lost most of the capacity of one lung to TB. He never drove, rode a bike everywhere, and was able to butter his bread with bacon fat and live until his late eighties, healthy to the end. Genetics, in part, no doubt-- but still...

Comment edited by Michelle Martin on 2010-01-25 20:44:13

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