My kids are fed very little food that has chemicals, artificial ingredients, corn syrup, food coloring and preservatives. We hardly ever eat candy that isn't organic, and we try hard to eat as healthy as possible. This is partially for health purposes and also because my boys both have cysts in their brains that cause them to have trouble processing chemicals. When we are out and about, my kids often ask if there are chemicals in things that they want to eat.
So we were at the lake on Friday with one of my friends and her children, and she had brought a large variety of snacks in he hopes that some of them would be safe for my kids. Some of them were not too far off, so I said they could have those. When my kids asked if there were chemicals in them I said, "Yes, but not so many that you can't have them for a treat." The kids were so excited about those shiny pre-packaged foods that they never get to have that they could barely decide which two they were going to eat.
The first funny was when my friend pulled out candy corn- a definite no-no. My Little Red Ridinghood (3) asked what it was and where do you get it. LOL I really do think she has seen candy corn before but maybe not.
Then my little Tom Sawyer (5), after having two snacks, came to my friend and said, "Miss Kristi, may I please have some more chemicals PLEASE." My friend and I laughed and laughed about that.
Then when it was time to leave, my Goldilocks (6) wanted to take the empty SHINY packages home, so she "could remember those yummy chemicals" they got to eat!
I am sure my friend thinks my kids are deprived, but they are really healthy, and no one would want to live with the behaviors that come out of my boys when their brains are exposed to a large amount of food chemicals.