Oct 162014
 
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Watching Food Grow

As I watched a small Toyota van drive by our street, I commented to my daughter, “I love those vans. They’re so small and compact. They look like Twinkies.”

To this, my 9-year-old daughter replied in a disgusted tone, “I don’t know what a tween-kee is, but I DON’T think I’d like one.”

Her response made me laugh so hard! My daughter really doesn’t know what a Twinkie is, yet she knows somehow that she doesn’t want one.

Sometimes I forget that my little one’s “health food upbringing” means that certain American icons (like tween-kees) are just not part of her reality.

Photo by Asante George

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