I have to give my boys some credit. Despite living on a fairly strict diet for such a long time, they never try to sneak junk food or complain. They pass on offered treats so often, without a peep. They're five and three year old boys, for goodness' sake! I would hardly blame them if they threw a tantrum at a birthday party and begged for a cupcake. It just makes their attitudes that much more amazing, the way they roll with everything.
So even though I don't believe that kids need junk food or that it's unfair to deprive them, I do love to let them indulge sometimes when we find a safe treat.
Whim spied these additive free drinks this morning and M was thrilled to choose the purplest one on the rack: butterfly pea and lime. L chose Bale, aka "the pink one".
It sparked a conversation about what we would eat if we could eat anything in the world and not worry about ingredients. M chose a lollypop. L chose cotton candy. My dream treat will always and forevermore be wheat thins.
The boys may be lucky enough to find additive free lollipops and cotton candy somewhere. But how on earth am I ever going to find gluten free wheat thins???