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Thursday, March 15, 2007

meh. a mommy post.

My children are picky eaters. No, strike that, My two oldest boys are picky eaters.

Stuperman will eat anything. For example. Paint. Two days ago. Still having blue poop. It's actually a really nice shade.

How do other people deal with vegetable** hate?

Vegetables are nice. They sit patiently in the refrigerator and serenely let you carry them to a chopping block where they give their wee lives happily, just to make you healthy.

What's not to love about sacrifices like that? (And yes, should you sacrifice your self on a blue and red alter for me, I will immortalize you in my side bar. Right under "DumbAss")

If a vegetable is cooked, they hate it. They loathe it. They are sure steamed carrots are just a diabolical plan to overtake their minds and turn them into zombies. Or Amy. Don't ask me to explain that last one. It has something to do with Sonic.

In their esteemed opinions, cooked peas are only good for flicking at your brother. Or shoving up a nostril. However, come summer, they clear my garden of even the smallest pea pod. They even eat the shells.

Even french fries. Some fucktard* once told them while in the midst of a very trying episode of Eat your potatoes or so help me God, child, you will not turn five! that french fries are potatoes and you like those, so eat up or else.

Now neither of them like french fries. Yay.

While I am not some sort of kamikaze vegetable Nazi; I don't really care if they are cooked or raw, so long as they are eaten. It's just that... every so often I would just like to see some potatoes or corn go into them. Once a year even. Once decade?

How do I convince the Boys to love veggies?

Is there a vegetable version of love potion number nine?

Would it be OK to show them this?

* Me

**Also. I spelt vegetable wrong every single time I tried. Thank you spell check ;o)



Blogger Sheila said...

Wow. That picture is ... uhm ... Well, I think I want to print it and hang it in my kitchen!!

2:25 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Can't you just beat them? Isn't that what people do to kids?

3:01 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Tug said...

Let them eat them raw - even potatoes (nummy). Set them out every meal store cut ones in ziplocks. Side of ranch? you're good!

7:20 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Finn said...

Vegetable porn. Hmmm....

9:00 AM, March 16, 2007  
Anonymous Monkee said...

I can't help you with the vegetable thing, but I know I'm never going to look at them the same way again. Thanks for the visual aid!

9:13 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Force doesn't work. My Mom sat me in front of a plate of broccoli for a week when I was a kid and I still can't stand the stuff.... though your broccoli looks more interesting than hers did.

With daughter I've had a lot more luck with consequences and a time line. Something that doesn't take too much of my time.

"Eat your vegetables within an hour of meal time or go to bed right after supper." She doesn't like going to bed early so she eats them unless she really detests them. If she doesn't eat them, she takes the consequences. It makes the whole thing a choice. The only way it works is if nobody gets mad. I have a hard time with that.

All those things my parents did that I said I'd never do... I've done them. Who made me a parent?

10:00 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Violet said...

I have no advice as I have no children. Plus, I also despise cooked carrots and cooked peas. Yuck!

Although, I've never heard of a child that doesn't like french fries. WTF?

10:05 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Jerri Ann said...

Our trick is ketchup or ranch oldest will try anything as long as he can dip it and the youngest is getting there....Both of them will eat stuff I hate as long as they have some ranch available I even let them put ketchup on their mac and cheese b/c if they see daddy do it, they have to do it

10:10 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Sheila I think its more bedroom art then kitchen art :o)

Mr Fab I could try it, but when the government comes to ttake away the kids, will mrs fab be my lawyer?

Tugthe baby will eat potatoes raw, but the other two turn their noses up at them

Finn brings a while new meaning to getting off with a carrot, huh?

Monkee was it the hot peppers that did it?

Marilyn i get tired of sending them to bed at six, and other punishments/ timelines dont seem to work. they just dont care.

Violet to be honest i hate cooked carrots and peas too.

Jerri Ann I let them go heavy on the ketchip alread, tonight i will let them try ranch dressing. thanks!

10:51 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Miss Ann Thrope said...

Two words: Cheese sauce.

Course that takes the healthy right out of the equation but ya gotta give a little to get a little.

11:03 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Miss Ann would I deminish in your eyes If I asked how to make a cheese sauce? Cus uhm. I suck.

11:18 AM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

bedroom art?! I don't like veggies enough to share my bedroom with them!!

And everything is better with cheese on it!

1:26 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Sheila chocolate isn't better cheesey.

2:40 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger New York City's Watchdog said...

Dipping is the answer.

I got these little cups from the dollar store that I squirt ketchup, mustard, mayo, and chocolate syrup into... and no, not all in the same cup. Then we "dip". Kids love to dip... hell... I love to dip.

Oh... and at some point... switch the chocolate syrup with soy sauce.

2:44 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

NYCWD chocolate sauce huh? I like chacolate...

3:06 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

The thing is, kids do not really like anything cooked. It is an aquired taste.

We are the only animal that cooks food. Now if that is not crazy I do not know what is crazy.

Respectfully yours in a respectful way
Raw meat and vegetable man.;-)

3:15 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Ole Blue wait. you eat raw MEAT? ewwww

3:22 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Your kids dont like fries!?? In the US, I read somewhere that the most eaten veg for kids under age 2 was fries. That's very sad. I don't think corn had a real nutritional value, it mostly comes out the same way it went in! So I wouldn't worry about corn. But maybe with carrots and other stuff you can just always serve it raw, with some good dip! Veggies lose most of their vitamins and stuff during the cooking anyway.

5:36 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Chatty said...

yeah, a little creeped out by the adult version of Veggie Tales...or tails. LOL

6:44 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

FlipFlop well the baby loves french fries, does that count?

Chatty what? creeped out? I was going for more of a turned on reaction

7:14 PM, March 16, 2007  
Anonymous squirrel said...

Cheese sauce made easy = Velveta cheese melted. Wait do they have Velveta in Canada? You are in Canade right. Going back to your blog now to look...

7:21 PM, March 16, 2007  
Anonymous Monkee said...

No, no. It was the avocado buns. The, um, voluminous avocado buns.

8:09 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

sqirrel uhm Im not sure. ...Roxdar... do we have velveeta in canada?

monkee oh admit it!! You were so turned on you grabed your poor unsuspecting husband and did him in the vegetable crisper, didnt you??

8:37 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

velvetta isn't cheese, really. its 'pasturized prepared cheese product' (according to the box in my fridge), fyi.

I mean, I like it. But, it has little to no nutritional value.

Kraft makes it.

9:42 PM, March 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup we have's made by Kraft... a wonderful Canadian company. You can buy it at Costco..or Sobey's

12:15 AM, March 17, 2007  

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