Bill and I do not have kids (yet). We are not married (yet). We are planning for these things in the near future, well marriage, maybe not so near future for kids… When we finally have a little curly haired, Paleo “nugget” (as Bill likes to call small children) running around the house, he or she will definitely be begging us for bacon, and not goldfish. We are looking forward to raising a little Paleo baby one day, but for now we like our time alone.
I personally have a lot of experience with kids. I am also aware of the difference between good parenting and bad parenting (I have seen both). My Aunt Justine had her first baby (who is now 15) when I was eleven years old. That pregnancy seemed to last forever! I counted the months, days, hours, and minutes until my cousin Cole was born. Even after he was born I couldn’t get enough of him. I recall laying under his crib during one of his naps because I just wanted to be around him-bad idea by the way, naps are boring to those not sleeping.My aunt and uncle then had two more kids after Cole, Paige who is almost 12, and Brooke who is 9. I have been babysitting those gorgeous kids since Cole was born, and my aunt and uncle were always my parenting idols. I am extremely close with them, and have always considered them to be like second parents, and I tried to soak up every bit of their amazing parenting skills as I watched their kids grow up.
Bill does not have as much experience with kids as I do, however he is very good with them! Since we do not have kids, and we have not raised a child together, we really didn’t feel like we were entitled to review a book that parents will be buying to teach their kids about nutrition. We do feel like we know the difference between a constructive book and a destructive book in regards to teaching kids about health, and we already have plans on how we will raise our kids one day, but even so, who really would buy a kids book about Paleo eating just because we (two “kids” in our 20′s) said so?
Paleo Pals, the first entry into the Paleo children’s book genre, is actually the second book by Sarah Fragoso, author of the wildly popular cookbook Everyday Paleo (and blog!) Sarah’s new book, titled, Paleo Pals – Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship, is “a story about how they help out Jimmy, a little boy who is not sure if eating paleo food is even one tiny bit exciting or super.”
With that in mind, we handed Paleo Pals over to my extremely evolved cousin Brooke. Brooke has always been a great eater. She loves vegetables, and will try anything at least once. She even called me a few months back asking me for tips on how she could switch to Paleo, because she felt like she had been eating too much sugar and it was hurting her tummy. Words can’t express how in love I am with this child in a way that truly justifies how I feel, but I will say that she is one spectacular kiddo.
Brooke was kind enough to find some time to read Paleo Pals for us in between gymnastics, soccer, tae kwon do, and skiing, as well as school and homework! She told us that she loved the book, and it really helped her get a better understanding on this whole Paleo thing that Bill and I are so passionate about. For Brooke’s review of Paleo Pals, we asked her some questions on camera to share with all of you.