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My little one just asked me a question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by conny63malies, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Sam(antha aka Sam E Lou, Sam sam , Stinky Lou or Lumpy LOu)
    just asked me something "Mom why are all the colonies(calories) in the cake and not in the salad?"
    any takers who want to explain? any other questions that three year olds ask?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Because the cake tastes so yummy and has sugar and eggs!
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    A calorie is the measure it takes to heat 1 cubic centimeter to the boiling point. There are different types of calories, coming from fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Some foods are denser.

    Lettuce consists mostly of water, hence its low caloric count.

    Cake is densely laden calories from its ingredients, which include protein (eggs and flour), fat (oil, eggs, butter), and carbohydrates (sugar, flour).

    10 calories of cake and 10 calories of lettuce will look very different.

    Great question from your kid!!
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Try explaining that to a grumpy three year old that doesnt get a snack cake . She wanted the calories out of the cake and put into the celery and cucumber sticks.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I suppose the answer given depends upon the age of the child?

    Especially when they are just three.
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Oh gosh, I only wish you could transfer the calories into something else. [​IMG]
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Tell her that sugar has too many calories and leave it at that.

    ETA - or that calories = energy and if she's going to bed, she doesn't need energy to sleep
     
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  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:She finally cracked and fell asleep beside me. All she was trying to figure out was how to take the colnies out, she even brought some saftey scissors and spoon to take them out. I guess she thought they were some kind of ingridient that we evil people put on there.
    Gosh she was driving me nuts today, earlier on she got a hold of some iced mocha.
     

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