news from the road

pro-sugar studies
who financed these lying things?
not mamas, that’s who

Years ago someone did a study that said sugar and hyper-activity have nothing to do with each other. These are not people who have seen what happens to the wee one after he’s had half a bag of sour gummy worms and a cupcake. I’d laugh, but when you see your three-year-old scuttling across the ceiling with Exorcist head-spinning and a laugh that deafens dolphins, well, I’d really rather lock him in a padded room and let him handle the sugar crash all alone. And then maybe laugh. Quietly to myself. In a crying kind of way.

Note to relatives: If you value your sanity, my sanity, and the wee one’s life that I hold in my shaking NO LONGER PATIENT hands, then please do not give the wee one sugar. Unless YOU want to be the one he body slams every three and a half seconds even though it’s 11:30pm and every other sane person and child is happily sleeping.

Other than that, it’s a lovely visit. My grandma seems to be feeling better, and she is quite happy to see all of us – even the Insane Beast Formerly Known As The Wee One.


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