Sunday, September 14, 2008
Day 357 - Good Eats
After a meal, we give the kids a tasty little treat called Apple Wagon Wheels. They are "puffed grain with real apples" and "naturally flavored with other natural flavors." Looking at the list of ingredients I can only assume by natural flavors they mean dicalcium phosphate, mixed tocopherolis, zinc sulfate, alpha tocopheryl, and soy lecithin. Who doesn't enjoy a little mixed tocopherolis in their food? Actually I think a girl in college gave me alpha tocopheryl, but a little talcum powder cleared that up.
What Lisa and I find interesting is how stereotypically boyish and girlish our kids are. Emma can sit down and calmly play with her toys or just serenely gaze outside pondering the adventures that lie ahead. As for Andrew, he can't stay in one place for more than two seconds and wants to hit, smack, and grab everything in sight. The only thing that Andrew does that is slightly girlish is his interest in wearing panty hose.
These gender stereotypes carry over into the realm of eating too. I took some video of our kids eating these Apple Wagon Wheels and look at the difference: