May 4, 2011

The Food Pyramid

Lil Sippy Cup recently learned about healthy diets and the food pyramid.

Like most of us, he learned this thanks to The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food.

As you'd expect, it took him all of 1 week before he put his newly acquired knowledge to good use.

Sippy Cup: "Dad, I want a snack."

Me: "Sure.  What would you like?"

Sippy Cup: "Candy! Candy! Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaandddddy!"

Me: "Right.  But you already learned that candy isn't good for you.  Remember? 
You should pick out a snack that has good stuff in it.  Like vitamins."

Sippy Cup: " carrots have vitamins?'

Me: "Yes sir.  Do you want a carrot?"

Sippy Cup: "Nope.  Does milk have vitamins in it?"

Me: "Yep.  Do you want some milk?"

Sippy Cup: "Nope.  Does cheese have vitamins in it?"

Me: "Yes.  It's made from milk.  So, since milk has vitamins, cheese has vitamins too.
Do you want a string cheese snack?"

Sippy Cup: "Nope.  Does chocolate have vitamins in it?"

Me: "I don't know.  I don't think so.  Dark chocolate has some vitamins.  But I'm not sure about milk chocolate.  That bar is milk chocolate.  So it has some milk in it."

Sippy Cup (jumping up and down): "Then I want milk chocolate!  I want milk chocolate! 
Chocolate has milk!  Milk has vitamins!  So, milk chocolate has vitamins!"

Me: "Yeeeeaaaah...I walked right into that one."


Anonymous said...

I keep telling you, he is too smart!And he is going to teach all of that to little sister that is on the way.I can't wait to hear all about it.

Unknown said...

I saw that coming a mile off! Just stumbled onto your blog Via Me In My Place, one page in and I love it. Beautiful email you wrote by the way!