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Generation Pad Thai

“The same parents who micromanage every other aspect of their children’s lives – puzzle tutoring for 4-year-olds, clarinet lessons, baby yoga – seem to stop the mini-me’ing at the lunch box. The evidence surrounds us. Syrupy shots of glucose masquerading as yogurt. Premade peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. (I long to have been in that marketing meeting: ‘Working parents have no time to hoist a butter knife!‘) An abomination called string cheese.”