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Another Way to Get Kids to Eat

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Amber Dusick
Amber Dusick

I'm hungry. The kids just ate but I neglected to make something for myself. As usual.

I look in the fridge and grab a cucumber. Sliced cucumber with salt and vinegar. Yum. This has always been one of my favorite snacks.

(In case you are new to the brilliance of this snack, you slice a cucumber, put vinegar on it and put salt on it. Then you eat it.)

As I'm cutting the cucumber, the kids come over and ask what I'm making:


Actually, only Crappy Boy asks what I'm making. Crappy Baby reaches up and tries to get his fingers cut off with the knife.

I tell them what I'm making:


They immediately start complaining.

I start to walk away but the complaining follows me.


They don't want it! They don't like it!

I have a smug look on my face because I don't care.

I don't care because:



You see what I did there? I pulled the rug out from under their complaints.

Their whining has no meaning!


Score one for the mama!

Hold on...


Make that score two for the mama!

Oh, in case you aren't using the same scoring system, I scored two points because I got them to stop whining (one point) and also because they ate a green food (one point). However, it has come to my attention that this scoring system is under debate. Some feel that green food consumption is worth as much as five points. Apologies for any inaccuracies in the scoring system used.

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