Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My super picky eaters

I always hoped my kids would be good eaters.  I feel terrible for parents who have children who only eat white foods... Or chicken nuggets... Or mac n cheese.  Having constant battles over food does not sound like fun to me.

Unfortunately, I was not spared in that department.  My kids scream and cry over food just like every other kid I know.  Serving foods like broccoli, green peppers and onions are highly likely to cause tears, wailing, and gnashing of the teeth.

But I do think that in most households, the kids are not screaming and crying because their daddy ate the last of the zucchini and they wanted more "bikinis" too.  Or there aren't enough banana peppers on their sub and mommy won't share hers.  Or, Sam won't share her plate of black olives.

We also regularly freak out when there aren't cut up green peppers to snack on at will or Sam's soup has more broccoli in it.  Both serious offenses if you ask Addi.

Luckily we keep extra cans of black olives in the pantry and convincing Addi to add them to her soup, cereal, or PB and J calms her down immediately.

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