Saturday, September 25, 2010

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Gimmee some of that Red No.40!!

I've had a song stuck in my head all day. ALL day. That irritates me no end.  And, it's all the fault of the monsters. My sweet, wonderful, fabulous monsters that I love with all my heart. See, normal children ( we call them non-monsters) would walk up to their mother and say, "Mom, can I have a piece of candy?" Not at the Monster House! Oh, no! That's too mundane and expected for my little darlings. I got to hear Aaron Carter's I Want Candy sung over and over and over, most often off key.  I realize this song is not about actual candy, but we're talking about my young, uninformed kids, here. (Let me share the pleasure. now all you have to do is replay it about 50 times to have the same experience I did)

Now~ after that extremely creative display, I gave all the kids ( but the twinnies) a Hershey's kiss on the sly and told them if they ever sang that song again, chocolate would cease to exist. But.... all this prompted research on my end, and I found some really interesting things out about artificial color. This article found on Healing Autism and ADHD is very informative, and the author is very interesting. My eyes did not glaze over, and I did not find myself rereading paragraphs over and over trying to make sense of the words.  I'll post a link here in my blog, and also post it in the gfcf tab, because it's that important.

While I was reading this article, I had twisted mental pictures of my children saying, "Hey Mom, can I have some Red No. 40? or "HEY!! Who ate all the FD&C Yellow No. 5?!?!?!?!" Hope y'all get as much out of it as I did. I'm going to cut my blog short, and turn you over to the link. Happy Saturday, everyone!


Dena Page, M.Ed., CBA said...

It's a scary, scary world.

Caryn said...

It's easy not to think about it when you're looking at in the form of say.. ben and jerry.... or almond m&m's. Makes it all the more disturbing when you read about it in nitty gritty detail.

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