“Mom, I think I’m like Dad, because I like to be healthy. The other day I asked for a carrot without anyone telling me to eat it!”
That is impressive! “Great! Carrots are good for you.”
“Why are carrots good for you?”
“They have vitamins in them that help your eyes,” I told them. They thought that was weird.
Next followed a lengthy conversation about various foods and their nutritional value. Cheese? It has calcium that helps your bones. Crackers? I had no idea. Fruit? I told them contains vitamin C that helps your body fight germs. Thoughout the conversation one and another kept bringing up sugar. I couldn’t think of any nutritional value of sugar, but told them that a little wouldn’t hurt them.
Finally one of them proudly piped up, “I know what sugar is good for! It’s good for your tongue, because it tastes so good!”
I had to agree, but uh, I don’t think their father would. In this way they are more like me!
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