Friday, September 30, 2016

Cat Food for Lunch

My oldest child has always been a picky eater - always. When he was in pre-school, we had morning trauma if his Pop-Tart was somehow broken. He wouldn't eat the broken one, he didn't want a new one - he wanted the broken one, NOT broken. Like I could somehow magically repair it. He cried, devastated, in that way that makes all moms wish they could wave a magic wand and make everything better.

One of my favorite food moments with him, though, came at the end of a school day. I picked him up at daycare, asked him how his day went, and he burst into tears.

"They tried to make me eat cat food for lunch!"

Of course I tried to reassure him that they would never do such a thing, but he was insistent. "I said I didn't want any, but they made me take a 'thank you' bite!" More tears.

Confused, the following day I asked what they had served for lunch the day before.

Answer: tuna fish!

I know many of you are parents. Have you ever used any of your children's funny, weird, or frightening moments in any of your books?



Chemist Ken said...

I haven't used any of my kids' antics in my books yet, but since I still have yet to finish my book, there may still be time. thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon - How funny! I teased my honorary goddaughter about all the white poodles in the fields ... she believed me - would you believe it she's a doctor now??!! She says you'll never not tell that story will you - I confirm the negative answer ... I'll have fun telling it! Her aunt and uncle have poodles - standard colour, standard size.

Cheers - but cat food ... oh yes and I eat quite a lot of tuna! Enjoy the weekend - Hilary

Alexia561 said...

I have friends who write down all the funny things their children say! Not sure if they're going to write a book or just use them to embarrass the kiddo when they're older, but it's fun!

Robyn Campbell said...

Hahaha, that is a funny story. Love it. I have those too with 6 boys and one girl. We had a very picky eater. Like your son. Only my picky eater was the daughter. The boys are always ready to eat anything. Great to see you.

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