First off, spam and sushi should never be in the same sentence...
: I have to give them credit though...that sounds awfully creative. LOL!
Originally Posted by Yulia_R
I think that there is some guilt in the air and this is what blew this simple question/vent out of proportion. We all do the best we can and that it all there is to it. I personally do not think there was anything offensive in the original post. OP, I'm very happy you are helping those girls to get more balanced diet. You are a godsend for them! Imagine the poor things instead ending up somewhere where they were actually FED all the gold fish and other packaged food provided by their parents....
Uh, yeah, not quite sure it's guilt when your last sentence calls kids who eat goldfished and packaged food "poor kids". Yeah, "poor fed loved children whose parents might be busy and grab something a little convenient". Poor deprived souls.
Honestly, that reeks of judgement. I don't like goldfish crackers, but they are better than potato chips and candy and are lightyears better than the parents who can't even afford those for their kids so the kids go hungry. And not every packaged food is evil...
I suspect that the "poor things" would have grown up perfectly healthy and fine even if they ate some goldfish crackers with their lunch. Heck, we eat almost all organic, and we eat df/ef/gf/hfcf-f/tf-f and my in our family, I have a bone marrow condition, my son has autism and FTT issues, middle daughter is on the spectrum as well, and we have more confirmed food allergies than one would like to keep track of. Oh yeah, and 2 of them were breastfed too (OMG, the horror...you mean multiple severe food allergies, FTT, and autism can happen even when kids are fed the healthiest food known to man instead of the alternative?) Yet there are "poor neglected unloved little kids" who eat goldfish crackers and turn out appropriately sized athletes with no chronic health issues at all. How about not adding "poor things" in front of kids who likely are very much loved and cared for?
But hey, it's all about the guilt, eh? It can't possibly be because statements like that are judgemental and offensive right?
And I don't even feed my kids those. But I've seen children who have REALLY been neglected. I've seen kids who REALLY are "poor things". Starving, malnourished, unhealthy children who have nothing to eat. Who are neglected, starving, and nutrient deprived. I hardly think these daycare kids fit that criteria. Heck, I even know kids who, instead of being given goldfish crackers, they are given soda and candy.