On the book, I wanted her to give HP a rest and read the Little House series. She is a voracious reader and likes to read series. I thik it has to do with having enough to read. Her teacher and I usually come up with the same books at the same time and she resists us until she comes around. We think we have to get through HP before she will move on. I promised I wouldn't censor and then the poor choices started. I tried the wait until age? route and the obsession set in. After much negotiation and discussion I have settled for voicing why I think a choice is bad and then allowing the books. It is a way to learn about the world without living the bad choices and in the case of dd1 and bad teen lit she discovered it wasn't all that great and moved on of her own accord. This is what we want right? People that can think and make informed choices? It would be nice if she listened but really, I can be the same way. The books by Larsson kept me awake until I finished all three. They really upset me and I couldn't sleep, they gave me flashbacks to bad times. They were so compelling that as I finished one at 2:30AM I bought the next, delivered in just seconds on the kindle. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
On the blueberries, I buy them at Costco, 2 bags at a time. We are down to 1 cup and I want them for me. See above.