Just need to have a little rant to people on my wave length!
It was my neices 1st birthday yesterday, she had a tea party, so the food was cakes... thats it.. just lots of cakes all full with sugar and dairy, huge cupcakes! No healthy alternatives or anything in sight! So anyway, I took our own vegan, sugar free cupcakes for me and my daughter.
My main problem was when it got late (9pm) my 10 year old neice asks for a cup of coffee, and her mum gave it to her! Why would you give a 10 year old coffee and espcially at that time of night? And after all that sugar in the day?
I just dont understand people, I dont understand how they dont care about their health and the health of their kids. My husband always moans at me and says people dont care, if they feel alright then they dont care. But what i dont get is how they dont care about their future?
Anyway rant over....... I'll just bite my tounge again and let them get on with it :(
Coffee, for a ten year old? That is ridiculous! I know, it's sad. I feel the same away about my in-laws who pump their kids full of sugar and unhealthy food. They they wonder why the kid hasn't gone to the bathroom in 4 days and is in excruciating pain. Hello?? Common sense anyone? You aren't alone Natalie!
While I wouldn't begrudge a family and their kids a special cake for a special day with sugar (and eggs and dairy if they aren't vegan - I DO NOT preach), I can't imagine having a party for kids and adults all day (and it seems into the night) with ONLY cake! There was no dinner or appetizers or ANYTHING else!? That's a little ridiculous...that's just bad hostessing. Even though I'm not totally vegan (I'm 80% superhero with occasional dairy and 1xweek fish) I eat pretty healthy and have low sugar...so I can't eat alot of sugar and certainly not ONLY sugar... I mean what kind of person would have a party all day all day and only serve cake? That's just dumb and rude.
I would be so pissed at her, I would have a hypoglycemic incident and get a migraine, shaky, really bitchy and sleepy. I mean, even tea parties have other foods! sandwiches, scones, some desserts...but tea is traditionally a second supper...so there is real food there too.
Sorry, now i'm mad at her! As for the coffee...I don't know. I think its too young but I used to (and still do) drink coffee. My dad is italian and would make me lattes when i visited him - even when I that age and younger. I also had other italian friends who made me espressos at night (its traditional to only drink espresso at night, cappuccinos are for am only).
I think decaf is ok, but I don't think its ok to have lots of sugar like that plus sugar in the coffee late at night for kids.
Glad its not just me who thinks its madness! Exactly Jaqui, I wouldnt begrudge anyone cakes, but only cakes for all that time, and like you say a tea party should have sandwiches! Nope just endless cake!!! I think her attempt at a healthy alternative was a fruit cake!!!
And dont get me wrong, I LOVE coffee! and dont begrudge people that either, especially real coffee. I just know I cant have coffee anymore as it has a really bad effect on me. But anyway my probelm was that she is young and it was so late, I dont really know why she was even up that late anyway on a school night!
Glad there are people who agree, sometimes I feel I'd go mad if it wasnt for the people on this website! x
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