I'm a bit concerned though. My two little runts don't eat a single shred of bread crust and they both love to stand inches away from the TV. Both of them will often become transfixed by the TV, spellbound by the moving pictures. Each time we have witnessed this occurrence, it is like an alien suckerfish molded through our ceiling and slurped out their brains. There they stand, head lifted, mouth open, eyes unblinking, drool dripping - mindlessly engulfed in Spongebob, Dora or whatever moony, doltish program may be on at the time.
What is most mind-boggling is that I will sometimes even catch them in a tubed-up, standing trance while watching something completely out of the norm; something like an infomercial or a Hannah Montana music video. I then become my mother. "YOU ARE STANDING WAY TOO CLOSE TO THE TV!" I find myself calling out, time and time again. Only this time I add, "YOU ARE STANDING WAY TOO CLOSE TO THE TV AND YOU WILL NEVER EAT ANY BREAD CRUST!" Maybe I worry too much.
Of course, we all know that other things we do as children cause blindness: looking at the sun, not eating carrots, looking at Playboys, sticking a pointed stick in your eye. Yet, here we are, a million plus Generation X'ers, and the only blind one amongst us seems to be a semi-talented guy on American Idol. Either these are just myths or we ate more bread crusts than we thought.
By the way, my Grandma also told me that eating bread crust would also make my hair go curly. I know this is definitely true because the more I ate bread crust growing up, the curlier my chest hair got. Now it's like a Little Orphan Annie donated to "Locks of Love" and the recipient was my chest.