More Popsicles, Please

Postscript: Today’s New York Times reports not only that scientists found no correlation between dyes and hyperactivity in most children, but that food without coloring isn’t any fun. And for my 8-year-old, fun is pretty much the key ingredient of life. I am headed to the grocery store today, and I just happened to notice two items, written on my shopping list in her large, blocky print: “Gushers,” which are disgusting brightly colored gummy things with liquid centers, and “More popcicles” (sic). I guess she finished the old box already. That may explain why she can’t spell, but I’m going to buy them anyway.

About Susan H. Greenberg

Susan H. Greenberg spent 22 years as a journalist for Newsweek Magazine. She now works as a writer, editor, teacher, and parent of three children, with whom she strives always to maintain a varnish-free relationship.
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