SCHOOLS LOOK HARD AT SUGARY TREATS
The days of of birthday cupcake -- smothered in a slurry of sticky frosting and with a dash of rainbow sprinkles -- may be numbered in schoolhouses across the nation.
Fears of childhood obesity have led schools to discourage and sometimes even ban what were once de rigueur grammar-school treats.
'They can bring carrots,' said Laura Ott, assistant to the superintendent of Saddleback Valley Unified School District, in Orange County, California, which this month started limiting non-nutritious classroom treats to three times per year. 'A birthday doesn't have to be associated with food.'
My problem isn't with nutritious food. Obviously, as a mother, I want my kids to eat healthy. My problem with this (and the article goes on, of course) is the whole "nanny feeling" coming from the school districts.
I have to ask: why do they not trust kids to make proper food choices, and yet think they are fully capable of making sexual choices?
"I'm sorry, little Suzy. You can't have a candy bar, but you can have this condom!"
Here is yet another reason why we homeschool.