So Girlio are at a playgroup for babies. It's really very exciting as it's the first opportunity she's had to be the sole focus of my attention, and the first time she's had a chance to be around other babes her own age.
Anyhow, during snacktime, another mom and I were chatting about our kid's eating habits. I mentioned that Girlio is mainly a "fruit-i-tarian" but that she'll really eat pretty much anything except for carbohydrates. And the other mother says: "Oh WOW! That's so great!" And I respond: "Oh yeah? I think carbohydrates are kind of important to the diet." And she says, doubtfully, "Ummmm, maybe, but that could, you know, really help her out later on...".
Say WHHHHAAAAATTTTTTT?? Are you freaking kidding me here???!!! Are we really, really so arse-deep in self-absorbed body obsessiveness that we've hot the all-new low of congratulating baby girls for basically being on Atkins? For real? Because it'll stop her from being fat later on? That ain't right, people. Not right at all. I cannot even begin the list all of the myriad of ways in which that ain't right!
The especially sad bit is, this isn't the first time I've had this conversation. And it isn't the first time I've had the very same bizarre congratulatory response. Which, frankly, I find so wildly offensive that I'm not even sure how to respond.
So for the record - according to Canada's Food Guide - we need between 5-12 servings of cereals and grains a day.
(Yup.... even girls.)