Thursday, May 16, 2013
Kids Will Try Anything Not to Eat Vegetables!
I said, "Mick, please eat some of your carrots."
He replied, "I don't like carrots."
"Well, you like ranch dip, so have a little of that and eat a few of them, then you can have a treat." (Aside: Yes, we have do have a veggies for treats barter system at our house. And yes, I know it goes against the rules of every parenting book every printed. The funny thing about parenting books - as soon as you have kids you no longer have any time to read them - so barter veggies for treats it is...)
Mick argues back, "Carrots are grown up food, like sushi."
"No their not, Sarah and Jaley eat carrots."
Mick giggles, "Oops, I meant to say, I'm 'llergic to carrots, I can't eat them."
To which I try to respond with a straight face, "You're not allergic to carrots." Mostly, I'm trying to stifle a laugh and not pee my pants laughing.
While I never did get Mick to eat his carrots at least I got some other veggies into his belly and decided that the boy has a true future in sales.
That is life in the stroller lane.