Birthday crack

9 Apr

I have mentioned my grandma’s yummy choccy cake elsewhere on this blog. It’s delicious. But more than that – who’s going to refuse a cake baked lovingly by an 83 year old?

We had a family get together the other week and grandma’s trusty cake made an appearance again.

And I was genuinely frightened by the single-minded focus and drive with which my 2 year old nephew devoured the thing. It was like an alien ship had temporarily taken over his body with the sole purpose of “eat cake”. Resistance was futile.

I don’t have kids and I challenge anyone without them to tell a parent what to do – just from observing my sister I know parenting is damn hard work! – so I’m not even going to go there.

Where I am going to go is the crazy
Power sugary crap seems to have over kids, seemingly innately. Even kids who don’t usually eat the stuff. Why does it taste so irresistible to them? What is the source of this inexplicable power? And I guess the most important question is – how do we deprogram them?

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(source: http://betweenthepagesblog.typepad.com/between-the-pages-blog/2010/08/resistance-is-futile-and-can-be-tasty—star-trek-borg-cakes.html)

One Response to “Birthday crack”

  1. Jon Altschuler (@ispeakpaleo) April 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    When you figure it out, let me know. 🙂 My kids proceeded to devour whole chocolate bunnies this past weekend, but were NEVER satisfied. They continued to want more and more sugary stuff. If only we (read “I”) could convert the blissed out sugar rush to one that is fat based, maybe substitute bacon for sugar, we’d be in a totally different place. Dare to dream…

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