This week I celebrated ten years of motherhood, as my oldest turned ten. While juggling conference calls, meetings, and birthday parties complete with allergen-free treats, I was struck by a trending topic on Twitter: #thingswewantback.
Here’s what I came up with (and I’d love your additions below):
- Food ingredients that our grandmothers would recognize
- The time we’ve spent in doctors’ offices
- Grocery shopping without “Allergen-free” constraints
- The 1990s reassurance of the 1 in 10,000 rate of autism
- Fake Food to find its way out of grocery stores and back into the aisles of Toys R Us
- The health of our children
Ten years ago, 1 in 3 American children did not have autism, allergies, ADHD or autism; 20% of children were not obese; and 85% of cancers were not environmentally triggered. And while we can’t change the beginning of our stories, we can restore the health of our children and #ChangeTheEnd.
“Years may wrinkle the skin. But to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ~Samuel Ullman