Smoothies are definitely for grown-ups as well. It wasn’t so widely known until just the last few years, even by me, that this phenomenal health drink offered busy mothers and fathers so many affordable opportunities to radically address their health concerns by way of eating and drinking right. I’ve learned that smoothies are perfect for encouraging kids to stay healthy by eating and drinking everything that is good for them. I’m utterly convinced that smoothies are for kids.
Today I am going to be speaking to you in progressive terms. I honestly believe that not enough time and attention is expended by parents, perhaps even you, in addressing the very important matter of your kids’ health and fitness. My sense of urgency comes by way of personal experience on two fronts. First, let me relate to you the bad. In many cases it cannot be helped when adults, today even young adults, contract life-threatening diseases such as cancer.
For once I was able to get up early this morning. Not even Myrtle got to my bedside before my time to arise. She’s good that way, always acting as my alarm clock, if you will, because, truth be told, I am somehow never able to hear the alarm these days. In fact, yesterday morning I had set my mobile phone’s alarm for an hour earlier than usual. I had to go and write a series of tests later that morning. This was for a position as an assistant librarian downtown at the city’s enormous library.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve not been out for a decent walk for weeks now. Physically and emotionally, I’m beginning to feel the strain of not doing this. And by a decent walk I do not mean a quick walk downtown to the shops or a walk to my local library or DVD store. Those walks are leisurely and don’t last longer than five or ten minutes anyhow. Also, the walk from the bus stop in my mother’s local town to her doorstep doesn’t count either.
I would like to see a perfect day when busy and often harassed moms no longer need to tell their growing and bustling kids, both girls and boys, and especially the boys, how to behave. It’s hard enough for me as it is. Trying to get the kids to sit still at the breakfast table is one thing. But try to get those same little children to eat the oats, porridge and fruit, and drink their milk is quite another challenge for busy and pressured mommies, and even daddies, in this twenty-first century day and age.