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.


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?


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.



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.”