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Just say no

Some people get their panties in a wad over the damnedest things. Turns out that some people are suing Nickelodeon and Kellogg in an effort to stop junk-food marketing to kids.

According to the story:
The plaintiffs are citing a recent report documenting the influence of marketing on what children eat. Ads aimed at kids are mostly for high-calorie, low-nutrition food and drinks, says the government-chartered Institute of Medicine.
Wakefield, Mass., mother Sherri Carlson said she tries to get her three kids to eat healthy foods.
"But then they turn on Nickelodeon and see all those enticing junk-food ads," Carlson said. "Adding insult to injury, we enter the grocery store and see our beloved Nick characters plastered on all those junky snacks and cereals."

Ok, so, as a mom, you can't tell your kids no? Please. Give me a freaking break. My kids pick up all the cereals with whatever guy is the big man of the moment and guess what? I'm the mom, I make the decisions and I tell them no. Or, we do these "treats" in small portions for special occasions. This is ridiculous. Come on people. We don't do the "fruit snacks" with all the great characters on the boxes or shaped candy thingees and guess what? My kids don't even ask any more because they know the answer is no. N O.

Ok moms everywhere repeat after me: NO.
Say it louder. NO.
But why? Because I said NO.
Puuuhhhhlllleeassseee, mom. NO.

There, now repeat this exercise at the grocery store, too. See, not so bad after all. They'll only pitch a fit a few times and if they keep hearing no, they'll give up.


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