Maybe it's based on Mary Poppins: "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, medicine go down, medicine go down..." The people in this sentence my have taken her advice. 2 siblings: Mommy, we are sick! Mother: I will buy some medicine later. 2 siblings: (whispering) Let's go eat some sugar instead..
My friend that was born an raised knowing spanish questions everything there teaching me because he said non of it even makes sence .. we eat sugar? Also in the basic steps, when would we ever have to exsplain to someone that they are are girls? "Usted es son ninas" or exsplain to someone what you do with water? "Nosotros bebemos el agua" it dont make no type of sence lol