Oh, Sweet Saccharin


Sugar–the holy grail of all that is good and marvelous

Sugar–the one worldly (blissful) thing that  brightens up my day, gives me oodles of comfort, and of course helps me bribe 22 second graders into “doing the right thing” (whatever I say) is now apparently of the Devil.

Now, it’s certainly not like this is new news to me.

I have simply been in denial.

Sooooooo, I’ve decided I’m giving up sugar.


I know making claims like this is a little hokey, but according to “The Doctors” of daytime TV (love them…well…Travis mostly) it’s basically going to be the root of every disease I may have, cause cancer, inflict diabetes, give my kids hairlips, and pretty much kill my entire family.  Sooooooo, I’m really thinking about trying to maybe…consider…possibly…hopefully…kind of  sort of…removing it… little by little from my life…(well, morning)…so I don’t die.


Now, this is no easy feat. I have been a lover of the white magic that has given my day LIFE since childhood, and  this is how I really feel about it.


(That’s where I keep the sugar in case you are wondering…)

I’ll keep you posted. 🙂



About Amy Rafferty Slagle

I am a middle school teacher juggling career, husband (ooh la la), and twin tomboys (good grief). I have a passion for writing and crave laughter just about as much as frozen yogurt. This is my attempt at sharing the madness of my world, my mind, and my humor. View all posts by Amy Rafferty Slagle

6 responses to “Oh, Sweet Saccharin

  • Jan Decker

    Amy, you can’t do this to me at this hour of the night. I can’t quit laughing. Oh my gosh! Girl you need to go on the road with your act! Seriously, I think you could make good money.

    You’d miss your life. You better stay put, but please do keep writing!

  • Sarah

    Amy- love this! We quit sugar and carbs Monday and I have been so sick the past 2 days- nauseous! I guess I should have done this slowly – baby steps! Anyway- I broke down and had pizza today but back on it tomorrow. I can’t wait to see how it goes for your family:)

  • Steph

    I love this!! You had me cracking up! I really wish we lived closer to each other!! Keep it up! I look forward to reading more 🙂

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