23 Feb '12, 5pm

The politics of Thin Mints

Photo: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar /Flickr We didn’t make it unscathed this Girl Scout cookie season. A box of Thin Mints made its way into our house. Those cute girls standing in the freezing cold got us outside of a restaurant we were leaving one day. My boys made the argument that since the waitress had told me what well-behaved children I had, they should get a box of cookies. With the pleading eyes of half-frozen Girl Scouts and two good boys staring at me, I caved. In my house, Girl Scout cookies can be seen as a symbol of the struggle I have between what I feed my children and what my children wish I fed them. Since eating naturally and organically has only been going on for about five years in my house, my boys remember the days of unending boxes of glowing orange mac and cheese, trips through the drive-thru, and a snack cabinet full of processed cookies and chips. Wh...

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