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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hippier than thou

It is time for us to play that ever-exciting game, "see how much more of a hippie I am than you!"

Ready? I'll go first:

My children think raw flax seeds are a decadent and delicious treat, sometimes preferable to chocolate.

Top that!

Posted by benrosen at November 5, 2009 06:23 PM | Up to blog


Jeremiah and I spent a thrilling half hour yesterday afternoon watching our local chocolatier make an assortment of gourmet chocolates in the kitchen ("chocolate factory") at the back of their shop. Every step of the process was excitedly observed and discussed between us. More fun than watching flax grow? You decide!

Posted by: Karen at November 5, 2009 06:38 PM

I think that is actually your kids going first, not you going first. *Now* it's your turn. ;)

Posted by: Em Tersoff at November 5, 2009 07:08 PM

That's just like "Brave New World".

Raw Flax Seeds? Alert the authorities!


Posted by: Joseph Charpak at November 5, 2009 08:20 PM

Mmmm, swiss chocolate-and-flax-seed candy bars...

Posted by: Jackie M. at November 5, 2009 11:46 PM

my children are made of raw flax seeds. also, they are invisible.

Posted by: sdn at November 6, 2009 07:13 PM

That's it; I'm calling the Swiss version of Child Protection.

Posted by: Haddayr at November 8, 2009 09:30 PM

You're lying.

Posted by: David at November 11, 2009 07:22 AM

I am not lying! I am arguably spinning a little. Aviva doesn't like chocolate, and is very excited about flax seeds (they are called "crunchies"). Noah likes them too, though he far prefers chocolate.

So "sometimes preferable" actually means "preferred by one out of two children". Sounds less impressive that way, I admit.

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at November 11, 2009 02:09 PM

I can't remember what it means to be a hippie, having smok... um.

What were we talking about, again?

Posted by: Matt at November 20, 2009 08:39 PM

I was raised believing that brewer's yeast tablets were candy.

Posted by: Ethan at November 21, 2009 04:04 PM

Oh--POOR Ethan!

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Benjamin introduced ME to kale and other dark green veggies when he was about 5. He never craved chocolate.


Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at November 22, 2009 10:15 PM

Sharyn, I guess you win, at least until my children are able to locate and eat your children.

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at November 26, 2009 09:18 AM
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