Remember how I talked about finding a new equilibrium?

Only 3 months of our off-balance balance remaining!

Observe the lean when it comes to the kids:

# of times my children have taken antibiotics
US (4 year period) 1
China (7 month period) 3

# of times my children have been to McDonald’s
US (4 year period) 0
China (7 month period) 4

# of Disney-type movies watched
US (4 year period) 0
China (7 month period) 11 – although most of them were dubbed in Chinese, and we only watch them when kids are ill or we are traveling.

Proportion of toys that are “character merchandise”
US (4 year period) we would allow it to accumulate to about 1% (including books) and then purge by sending it all to Salvation army. China (6 month period) 25% although we still purge fairly regularly.

We are already planning our all natural, television-less, slow-food, commercial-free Vermont detox. Our children are going cold turkey!

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One Response to Remember how I talked about finding a new equilibrium?

  1. Leila says:

    We’re waiting her, open arms, for your return to Vermont. Bummer about all that stuff. And you do mean a grass fed, free to roam cold turkey, right? just kidding. hang in there.

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