Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Cheetahs - - Not the Kind You Eat

Lately, K and I have been adding a made up story to The Mayor's bedtime routine.

We read him his three books, turn off the light and instead of launching right into his songs, we tell a long yarn about a young boy that lives in a tree house in the jungle.

The boy can talk to all the animals in the forest.

He starts out most of his days by greeting his animal friends so I asked The Mayor what animals the boy saw.

"He saw elephants."

"That's right, Mayor. He DID see elephants. What other animals did he see?"

"He saw cheetahs, but not the kind you eat."

[blink. blink.]

"What kind of cheetahs do you eat, Mayor?"

"The orange kind at school."

Right. Cheetos.

Why do they insist on feeding my children crap like this at the daycare?

Grrr.

The Mayor went on to say,

"Mom, we should get some of the eating Cheetahs for our house."

I told him no.

"Cheetahs aren't good for you, Mayor."


"Yes. They ARE good for me. I need some Cheetahs for my body."

Hmmm.

Body by Cheetos.

What every man wants.

24 comments:

Tabba said...

My young lad enjoys these hydrogonated, manufactured snacks as well. What is it with kids and loving Cheetohs?? Bleck.

carmachu said...

Why do they? Its cheap and easy and kids like that crap.....

Sayre said...

I think it might be the orange dust that turns to orange goo when you try to lick it off your fingers...

The Sour Kraut said...

Our school hot lunch program offers nachos and processed cheese as one of their lunches. I wonder why, with all this talk of childhood obesity, they offer this.

Plain Jane Mom said...

HA! And you are such a better mom than I am. My boys get ONE book and then bed.

If I had to make up a story at the end of a long day it would be all about kids who pestered their mom all day long and then told them the shortest story in the world at bedtime.

More power to you!

The Medium Swede said...

Give the Mayor what he demands... In fact, Cheetahs for everyone!

Karana said...

Ah, it's very clear to me now. I have a body by Cheetos. :) Though I can say that we don't have cheetos at our house - at least not on a regular basis. Maybe on a once every 18 months basis.

Steven Novak said...

Cheetos are the building blocks of any young boys diet.

Young boys, and grown men in horrbile shape.

Like myself. ;)

Steve~

kim said...

BT loves cheetos too ...and being responsible parents we thought ugh those orange things are horrible and full of perservitives lets get the baked ones with no added coloring... he wouldnt touch them! his dad put them in the bag with the cool cheetah on it and he munched them down .... hmmmm not good!
and that is one cute pic lol

QueenieBadd said...

Gotta love those "eating Cheetahs". Get some for your house, why don't you?

That's like Brute Force last night-he had his pajamas (we call them "jams" here in the House of Bad), and he's whipping Rosie with them, so I told him to stop. He goes "but Mama, these are my FIGHTING jams." Like Japanese fighting jams. A little too much Peter Pan methinks...

DD said...

...now I have the munchies...

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

That is fantastic to make up a story. very creative. my kid likes cheetos too but i give him those smart puffs things by the same people who make pirate's booty or whatever that stuff is called. Sanctimommy alert? No not at all, I just happen to love them too.

Lisa

Sandra Miller said...

"Body by Cheetos." LOL!

I'm showing my Cheetos-lovin' son that photo of "Cheeto man" tonight.

Maybe it'll scare him off the stuff.

Of course, knowing my boy, he'll want to try to recreate the image... Sigh.

Starrlight said...

I feel for the boy, I love me some Cheetahs too.

Heather said...

If it makes you feel any better the federal government is now mandating that the lunches and snacks at school include more healthy choices. Now, instead of regular cheetahs that you eat...he can have baked cheetahs that you eat. SEE? Everyone wins! (hee-hee)

Moobs said...

For me, like Twiglets, they are a food I loathe but once I've started at a packet they are history faster than Britney's marriages.

Kristen said...

Where in the world did that HILARIOUS photo come from? I must have the name of his stylist. And we love the natural cheetahs that you eat at this house. I think they might be better for you? Still crap though I'm sure.

Penny said...

the first daycare I had my daughter in taught her the chicken-and-a-pizza-hut-song.. I pulled her out and let them know exactly why.. I wasn't spending 600 dollars a month for crap propaganda.

Cheetos?

wow.

C. H. Green said...

I agree. Great blog.

jen said...

i hate it when other people introduce my kid to junk. if my kid is going it eat junk, i darn well better be the one feeding it to her.

Kristin said...

& yet, there was a Google image available...

Cheetos are just so Britney Spears at the gas station bathroom...

hautemama said...

That pic is hysterical!

Unrefrigerated "cheese" products scare me.

Domestic Goddess said...

I especially love the all natural cheese coloring.

Waya said...

They actually feed Cheetos at daycare? Nice! And you have way better story than I do. But actually my boys do love stories that Mommy made up about this Evil Lord Robert who farts the stinkiest, loudest farts and that's how he fights his enemies. Nice huh?! I don't know why the hubbie doesn't think that was funny. I mean who doesn't like "Walter the Farting Dog?"