Good news, Judgy Moms: The Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks is no longer available. You can get off your sugar-free high horse and go back to judging others for REAL things like how much TV you let your kids watch, vaccinations, and the working mom vs. stay-at-home mom battle.
(I hope you can smell my sarcasm.)
In all honesty, everything I read about that freaking pink and purple drink made me mad. Mainly because every other person in my newsfeed was raging on and on about how terrible it was that moms (no dads, of course) were giving it to their kids. The coffee snobs even made sure to let everyone know that Starbucks in general is the devil incarnate.
Sure, it's insanely sugary. 39 freaking grams of sugar, in fact. (That's just the tall size.) Which, for your information, is the same amount of sugar in a can of soda. You know, the ones you give your kids at birthday parties and sleepovers. The horror!
All sugar aside, it frustrates me that people feel the need to be so vocal about something that really doesn't matter. You think it looks gross? Don't drink one. You think it has too much sugar? Don't give one to your kids. But my goodness, the mountain you're willing to die on should not be a Facebook battle about a rainbow beverage!
This world of ours is a real mess. And it's not going to be made better by you tweeting your disdain for artificially colored unicorn dust. If you are looking to put all of that outrage to good use, here are 10 REAL problems in the world to be livid about instead of the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino:
- 1 out of 6 women in the United States has been sexually assaulted.
- Flint Michigan still doesn't have clean water.
- Women make 80 cents for every man's $1.
- 13 million children in the United States do not have access to nutritious food on a regular basis.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death in teens.
- 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the US is caused by texting while driving.
- 20 million people in the world are at risk of starvation because of famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria.
- The United States has the highest incarceration rate than any country in the world.
- More and more Americans are becoming addicted to—and dying from—opioid drugs.
- There are more slaves today than ever before in history.
Yeah, I went there.
Do some research. Pick something that blows your mind. And start putting all that energy to good use.
Our caffeinated, over-sugared kiddos deserve it.
Photograph by: Flickr/Michelle oshen