Archives for: February 2005, 13
There's a little bit if child in all of us. If you don't believe it you should see my teenage daughter and my husband eat animal crackers.
My mom tells of making paste out of white flour and water when she was a girl. She and her sisters used it the same way we use glue and tape today, for art projects and sealing packages. There are some white flour foods that remind me of paste, and animal crackers are among them. My kids were fascinated by animal crackers when they were little, but whenever I would eat them them I felt like I had a mouth full of paste, so I rarely bought any.
I was at the health food store the other day, and saw among the cookies and crackers individual packages of Snackimals. Oatmeal-wheat free animal cookies, the package said. I glanced at the ingredients. Of the first three, two were beneficial for As.
They would be perfect for after school practices and sporting events. I bought a couple of packages. My daughter says they taste good, and she admits that it's still fun to see the animals. One day my husband was rummaging through the cabinet, and said, "You have animal crackers." He likes them too, especially the lions. So they are now often on my grocery list.
We were at an all day contest on Saturday. I packed snacks, fearing that there wouldn't be much healthy food available at the concession stand. (For the most part I was right, though they did have apples and bananas.) The first of my snacks to disappear were the animal crackers.