Sunday, November 25, 2012

Fries Monster

To my son Tommy,

Nutrition is not your strong suit.  That is because nutrition is not your parents' strong suit either.  Your one "go-to" food is good old McDonald french fries.  Earlier today you and I had to make ourselves scarce (kicked out of the house because mommy was working on a school project) and in our travels we stopped by for some fries.  I had to laugh when they handed me the fries because they still had the old monopoly pieces on the package.  I believe that "game" is over and we didn't have any winners on your package anyhow.

In today's age, fast food is given a bad rap though.  People blame it for their obesity and their troubles and such.  They take none of the blame upon themselves.  They make documentaries that show people being super-sized because they feast on this junk.  If you grow up to be a fatty like your old man, make sure you admit your own blame.  Don't go accusing the burger joints for your failings.  We all know these foods are not health foods but it doesn't mean they don't have their place in extreme moderation.  If you want a scapegoat later in life, pick your parents.  Hopefully one day soon we will work on reversing the bad habits we have let you get in.  When you actually start getting adventurous and trying new foods, we will substitute carrot sticks or broccoli or something like that for your snack.

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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