Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Plastic Frenzy

Many of you have heard already about the health alert on plastic baby bottles and water bottles. Well, believe it or not, I'm not the freaked out parent in our house. That would be my lovely spouse who, when the first alert came out months ago, switched Amelia's bottles to BPA free. This weekend we got a package with new bowls and spoons--all BPA free.

You'd think that as a journalist I would act immediately but I'm pretty slow about these things that don't have a conclusive answer. I still foolishly believe that "the authorities" will warn me just in time to save my child, that the powers that be will say the truth and only but the truth.
I'm also kind of cheap and all these BPA free and organic stuff is so expensive. Two BPA free bottles can cost 20 dollars. Besides, I'm probably full of lead and BPA and I've turned right ok... Maybe, that explains a lot about my behavior.

Anyway, I know we have to go back to basics and live a cleaner, more organic life. I just have to get used to it. I've started by buying organic fruits and milk. Amelia eats organic and BPA free. And I try to take my own bags to the grocery store. But I draw the line at some junk food. Let me have my chemically laden chocolate or chips or give me death.