Will Solbit’s Suggestion Imperil Healthy Eating?

Dear Nicalai,

The question was what should we do while we waited for Camden to get his hair cut.  I had an idea.  I knew Nona and Papa would say “No,” but I gave it a try anyway.  “Let’s all go to Sunny Donuts, OK!” I said cheerfully, as though they would immediately accept.  Ainsley was along for the ride, and she perked up, “Yeah, let’s get a donut!”  Well, I knew a tie vote wouldn’t get us there, and I figured that we were two votes for and two votes against.

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Ainsley got one with chocolate sprinkles. Sunny Donuts say their donuts have 0 grams of transfat. Is that why we got to go?

Surprise! I could hardly believe my ears when I heard both Nona and Papa reply, “OK, Solbit.”  What has happened to them?  They arrive in California and forget all about healthy eating?

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Papa complained, but you can see that he did eat his plain donut.

Ah, I know why Nona said “OK.”  She likes chocolate, and that’s what she ordered, a chocolate covered donut.  Why did Papa say “OK?” I guess he just wanted a cup of coffee. So, we walked a few doors down from Camden’s barber shop to Sunny Donuts.

Ainsley got sprinkles on hers.  Predictably, Papa got the boring kind, a plain donut.  He even complained that it wasn’t plain enough. It had a little sugar glaze on it.  He said, “I don’t like sugar. Why can’t they offer at least one donut without all that sugar?”  Nona told him, “Stop being a grump, Papa, and enjoy your donut like the rest of us.”

Ainsley shared hers with me.  She’s really generous, and I like to be with her.  OK, we gotta go to pick up Camden from his barbershop.

Yeah, he has this really cool barber’s chair, a race car!

Camden’s barber has cartoons for him to watch while he gets “his ears moved out,” as Papa says.

I’m your friend.

Love,

Solbit

December 2011

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  • You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
  • You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”

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