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This one if for the Moms (and House Dads) out there.

What I could do? Deny my daughter this all-American rite of passage?  I didn’t want to be a buzzkill mom so I smiled sweetly and said, “That’s great, let’s do it, Honey.” I knew it meant another activity to squeeze in, ironing things on sashes, and those dreaded, time and energy sucking cookie sales. Ironically, it was the thing she was MOST excited for, so I kept  my trap shut and my negativity buried deep within.

Ever feel a little uneasy about the way CNGC (certain national girls' club) pushes our girls into becoming sales staff for highly unhealthy cookies.

What is the goal, exactly? Capitalist indoctrination?

Kim's rant continues...

My disdain for The Cookies is not limited to all the obvious reasons a Northern California mom might object to them.. The Cookies’ nutritional value – or lack thereof – is certainly a bummer. Wheat-laden sugar bombs are not big sellers among my immediate circle of gluten-free, no sugar (or anything processed) Moms. (Ironically, there is a gluten free cookie out this year, but not in Northern California.  Really? Who decided another market would be more appropriate?)

We also cannot pawn off The Cookies to any of my activist friends, who are aghast that they are still not made with fair trade, organic chocolate but are still made with palm oil. What’s more, The Cookies are wrapped in excessive plastic and packaged in virgin cardboard boxes, which are printed with toxic inks, and on cardboard probably from old growth redwood trees.

Go read the whole thing, it's a kick.
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