This last Saturday we went to the annual Touch a Truck charity event. For $20 we got free lunch, ice cream, and the kids got to climb on see loads of trucks. Unfortunately our camera batteries died so we don’t have pictures, but we climbed on a fire truck, police motorcyle and van and at least 3 excavators. There were rescue Hummers, police cruisers, tow trucks and concrete mixers too.
Needless to say, this went over very well with the Huntlings.
One strange moment happened when we were eating our ice cream. A woman stood near us with her kids. She handed her 3 or 4-year-old daughter an ice cream and said, “This has 12 grams of fat, which is a lot, so don’t eat it all.” That’s verbatim.
Now, the mom did have nice biceps and all, but how can I even explain how wrong she sounded? Like a little kid should care, or even know, about fat grams? And “don’t eat it all”?????
Our family loosely follows the Nourishing Traditions diet, so we don’t fuss about fats too much. In fact, we celebrate fats because they are helping the kids digest well, and grow healthy nervous systems. Also we are trying to make eating a joyful experience, so that our children can enjoy a wide variety of foods. The Huntlings eat green salad, sushi, sauerkraut, and Napoleona even likes kombucha! I don’t know if we just hit the unpicky eater jackpot, or if we did something right.