Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Harlan Coben - Kids, Sports and Snack Time

Yesterday’s post was a quickie on my favorite snacks, which jogged my memory about an Op-Ed piece in The New York Times from several years ago.

Harlan Coben, the author (and parent), wrote a comical and serious article about team snacks within the realm of youth sports.

I am not a parent, but I completely agree with Coben. Even if you don’t agree, you must admit that some of his lines are classic:

“Do our kids need yet another bag of Doritos and a juice box with enough sugar to coat a Honda Odyssey? Can’t they just finish playing and have some water?”

“The scheduled snack is yet another way we cater to our child’s every whim. Guess what? Precious can go an hour — maybe more! — without eating.”

“This isn’t about ruining anyone’s fun or being the food police, but does the fun always have to revolve around food? Do you know what should be fun when your kid plays soccer? Playing soccer.”

Bravo, Mr. Coben.

1 comment:

sara said...

hey--i know that guy. i'll make sure he sees this post. hope you're having fun in argentina.