Thursday, March 13, 2014

Parental No Files: 9:00AM Class Trip to Disney's Frozen Edition

The institution of eating food at the movies. Where did it come from? Is it just a great excuse (as if we need excuses these days) to snack on junk food?

And it would seem it doesn't matter when we head there, or how old the movie goers might be, the snacks must go on!

Have a peek at that form up above. It was sent to me by a Niagara Region RD named Sandy Maxwell. It was the form sent home from school to one of her friends whose 5 and 7 year olds were slated to take a school trip to see 9am in the morning!

As you can see, no worries about them not having access to junk, and of course, Mom could just say "no" - I'm sure her kids won't mind being the only ones left out of the junky festivities and heck if they do, that couldn't affect their long term relationship with food, could it? Definitely making moms and dads say "no" is the far wiser course of action than a no-junk default and instead requiring moms or dads who want their kids to have junk at 9am in the morning to have to actively seek it out.