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Literacy with a side of obesity

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Yesterday we had a field trip to the library and got Shammy his very own library card. I had been wanting to do this for a very long time but our local library had a minimum age of 4 and this was our first visit since Shammy’s birthday. He was very excited about this milestone and eager to check out his first book.

Shammy is now a card carrying bookaholic
Shammy is now a card carrying bookaholic

At the librarian’s counter we learned that September is Library Card Sign Up month and McDonald’s was a sponsor so along with his card Shammy received coupons for free junk food from McDonald’s. It took a lot of effort to bite my tongue and not go into a rant about how literacy now came with a side order of obesity plus potential diabetes and heart disease but I reminded myself that the librarian was just the messenger.

library junk coupons

 

Thankfully Shammy always says “McDonald’s is yucky” whenever this restaurant is mentioned so he has no interest in redeeming his freebies.

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White collar hippie, Pagan tree hugger and crunchy mama living in Florida with her husband and 2 sons. She works part time as a breastfeeding counselor, freelance virtual bookkeeper, and web designer along with homeschooling her children.

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