NOW THAT'S FUNNY
Alicia Silverstone, the actress and new mother, has posted a video of herself chewing food and then feeding it mouth-to-mouth to her 10-month old son. You can see the picture and video on her website, The Kind Life.
For those of us who think this is gross and unnecessary, Ms. Silverstone defends the practice by saying that is perfectly natural. Mm hm. That’s what my teenage son says when rips a huge fart at the dinner table.
I guess I’m a bit iffy on all things “natural.”
I have enjoyed some of Ms. Silverstone’s movies in the past, and the fact that I cannot name a recent one does not mean that she does not have a good career going; it means that I just never have time to see a movie. Though I like her as an actress, I don’t get this pre-chewing thing. You know, they MAKE baby food. It’s pureed. You can buy it. I’m just saying.
In her video post, Ms. Silverstone lets us know that she has just had a “delicious breakfast” of miso soup, collards and radishes steamed and drizzled with flax oil, and some other stuff I just tuned out. That’s breakfast? What’s wrong with 3 cups of black coffee and a bowl of Special K?
Ms. Silverstone is also an author, and has written a book on eating a plant based diet. Her website is devoted to healthy and environmentally friendly living.
Ms. Silverstone’s son is named Bear Blu. No word yet on if she is going to write a book of baby names.
Obviously, Bear is a loved and well-cared for baby, and that’s what really matters. Except … when he starts making out with girls in eighth grade, will he expect it to taste like miso?
Pam Lobley writes the “Now That’s Funny” column. Follow her on Twitter @plobley.