Monday I found this article about schools in Pinellas County, Florida limiting how many times a year cupcakes could be brought to school for special occassions. (Click here for the local take). Sounds like similar policies are being adopted in other communities, too (click here for more). Made me think of three things:
1) only in America would a policy be required to address how many birthday cupcakes is too many for a school child to consume during one school year,
2) My children are still young enough that these issues just make me smile rather than race to come up with an alternative snack, and
3) As long as the ban doesn’t cover chocolate cupcakes, I’m okay with it. Though I do need someone to explain how tortilla chips are better for us than cupcakes.
Okay, I’ve thought of one more, so let’s make it four:
4) I now have another great reason Abigail should be glad we’re homeschooling her this year (shh, don’t tell her that Indiana doesn’t have such a policy yet…that I’m aware of). She can eat all the cupcakes she can talk me into baking. “Mommy, let’s practice fractions today…”
So if you can’t send cupcakes in on your child’s birthday, what would you send? Cereal bar, anyone?