"Mom," my eleven-year-old daughter said. "I have a new favorite snack."
"Oh, yeah," I said. "What's that?"
What? I had expected to hear it was some sort of chip or cookie. Sugar cubes were not on the radar screen. "You're kidding," I said. "Why are sugar cubes your new favorite snack?"
"Our teacher fed them to us in school."
I couldn't believe it. Teachers are feeding our kids sugar cubes in school? This needed a serious explaination! "What do you mean, your teacher was feeding you sugar cubes in school?"
"We did a science experiment with them, and since we were good, our teacher let us eat them when we were done."
"Listen kid," I said. "You're not eating sugar cubes here! You had better find a new favorite snack. How about a banana?"
She gave me a funny look and walked away.
So much for bananas.