Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How Healthy Are Your Kids?

I just took the The Healthy Kids Test. I could only do one kid at a time, so I picked Emma. I'm not trying to show favoritism, but like I said in an earlier post, she gives me the most trouble when it comes to eating. So anyway, here's what it said:

"Emma is lucky to have such a knowledgeable role model. It will really pay off when she gets older. In fact, her RealAge, or biological age, could be as much as 2 years younger by the time she's in her 30s. That means she will look and feel like she's 38 when she's really 40. "

And here I thought I was doing a terrible job. Thank you, Dr. Oz, for giving me such a nice ego boost. I needed it! (I'm sorry about what I said about your scrubs earlier.)

I cannot even fathom a 40-year-old Emma (who looks and feels like she's 38). What will she be like? The other day she told us that she wanted to be a bulldozer driver when she grows up. I can totally see Emma in the cab of a bulldozer and Charlie right next to her, each one taking turns working the controls...then getting really excited when they see a school bus or an airplane and accidentally plowing into some building. I'm sure they'll probably have different interests by then. I just hope they still like to hang out with me when I'm 99 with the body of a 98.4-year-old.

1 comment:

PMEhrenberg said...

Emma and Charlie both look very healthy (and adorable!) to me. The thought about what they'll be when they grow up reminds me of a Cathy and Marcy song about a kid who gets a new career inspiration every two minutes or so--it's called "Ballet-Dancing Truck Driver."

My daughter Talia is the same age as Charlie, and I think if she had her druthers, she'd be a puppy when she grows up. Maybe I'll convince her to become a dog-walker instead--at least the pay is a little better. Thanks for posting!

--Pam Ehrenberg, DC