I'm not a health freak, like... at all. I smoke, I love Coke Zero, I never work out, and I'm all about something fried. HOWEVER, I do not expect my children to be the same way. I'm not all hippie-granola over what they eat/drink but I do try and provide them with products that aren't 100% bad for them. My one issue with this is juice. Juices are never actual juice. But rather are watered down sugar water full of additives and crap. My kids are humans, not hummingbirds so I think they deserve more than sugar water.
If I had the time, which I don't so it's a moot point I would squeeze them fresh juice everyday. And I was getting really tired of giving them juice that contains 5% juice! It's just not good for their insides, the hyper-level, and not to mention their little perfect teeth! So low and behold while I was at HEB the other day I found them a new juice! It's actually a new and improved Juicy Juice which shocked the hell outa' me seeing that the OLD Juicy Juice was straight sugar!
|And Parks (who hated apple juice) LOVES IT! Yay!|
This stuff is awesome and you can actually TASTE the apple! It's like a real apple in your mouth. It's delicious, and after hating apple juice for my near 30 years of life I actually LIKED THIS ONE! Shocking!
The New Juicy Juice 'Fruitfuls' contain not 5%, but 60% juice! Yes, it's not 100% but really... you can't find any juice that is 100% these days. It's convenient little boxes that the kids can take with them and it's not nearly as bad for them as Capri Suns, etc...
So YAY for that!
Onto the Barbie issue:
Teagan loves Barbies. I did also when I was little but now as a grown adult I look at her and think "This is not normal". I actually read an article the other day "Life Size Barbie's Shocking Dimensions" and was horrified! Not horrified about the truth behind the unrealistic body image Barbie portrays but rather that little girls all want to be and look like Barbie at some point and that is not healthy.