Monday, September 22, 2008
At dinner tonight, my six-year-old wanted to know why I didn't have to eat vegetables. For what felt like the 40th time today, I explained - in six-year-old-terms - what the $25 challenge was and why I was doing it. When I got done, my son looked at me and asked the question that all of us taking the challenge have been asking ourselves: "Why does food that's good for you cost more than food that isn't?" I tried, once again, to answer the question in six-year-old terms. But the truth of the matter is that I really don't have a good explanation. Which my son quickly realized - cutting me off mid-sentence by saying "you know, Mom, I think it's just silly."