Ok, back. So yeah, my kids turn into demon spawn when they have anything artificial. I want to pull my hair out in clumps and run screaming into the woods where I can then find a solitary area where I can assume the fetal position while rocking and sucking my thumb and whimpering, "Mommy."
It totally messes with their mental state and their behavior would rival that of the Indiana Pacers when they played the Detroit Pistons a month or so back and the brawl broke out. (Google that if you're not sure what I'm referring to.)
They scream, yell, argue, don't listen, can't be reasoned with, can't focus, are violent, nasty, aggressive, obnoxious, and any other array of negative behavior that you can think it.
My dd had a red kids vitamin once.... she screamed for a half hour. Just screamed. Could not be consoled.
My son has smashed 2 dozen eggs on the carpet, he sashed a 3rd dozen in the same spot minutes after we cleaned up the first 2 dozen, squirted orange lotion all over the carpet, dumped a gallon of water on the carpet, squirted/dumped/poured soy sauce, ketchup, lemon juice, honey, syrup, and water on the carpet, dumped baking soda AND protein powder on the kitchen floor (thankfully this one was not carpet!), poured water out of the bathtub in the moments it took me to get them clean clothes & towels form their room & the dryer steps away (1 floor apartment).
Shall I go on?
Now you know why artificials are bad for us.
Oh, I get migraines and turn into a total nasty person. My kids get headaches, too.