Monday, October 25, 2010

Doh!

I caught myself having the following conversation with my toddler the other day.


Grant: I want chips!


Me: Sorry. No chips until you eat your chicken nuggets and french fries.


Hm. Maybe I need to consider a few changes around here.

18 comments:

Amber said...

Ugh. I have that conversation daily. With the SAME meal ingredients.

Kristina P. said...

Sounds pretty reasonable. Maybe you should tell him he needs to drink a little bourbon before he can have orange juice.

Becca said...

Ewww. I hate that conversation. With my kids it was more along the lines of, "No, you may not leave the table until all your fries are gone."

What?

Whatever. Pass them over here, and I'll make them gone.

Alison Wonderland said...

It would be sad except that we've all had that conversation. Wait, now that I think about it I think that makes it sadder. Sigh.

Kimberly said...

Pretty common around here too. What's REALLY bad is when you pass them the chips so YOU can finish their fries...I do that sometimes.

Susan said...

I'm just the opposite.
"Mom can I have a brownie for breakfast?"
"Sure. What's the difference between that a donut?"
I'm terrible.

Tracy Loewer said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only mom who feeds this stuff to her kids. Mind you, we round it off with fresh veggies (which, for some reason, my kids never have any problems scarfing down like they're going out of style).

myimaginaryblog said...

Ha ha ha.

I let my kids choose two items from the Wendy's .99 menu and specify that one of them has to be "nutritious," which means tey can get a hamburger and fries, but not fries and a Frostie.

myimaginaryblog said...

tey=they

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

You are a horrible, horrible mother. (I've found myself having that exact same conversation before, and realizing the irony of it, too.)

This obviously means I'm a horrible mother too. I'm honored to be in the same club with you. *wink*

Karen Peterson said...

Sounds fair to me.

L.T. Elliot said...

We have this conversation but it sometimes includes donuts. ;P

Charlotte said...

Change is definitely in order. Chips totally make the perfect appetizer to nuggets and fries!

wendy said...

Nah...you're doing fine
my kids grew up on french fries and applesauce.

Amie B said...

hahaha! my youngest had speech problems and she used to say "Ips" because she couldn't say "CH"....my mom went through every food item in the pantry trying to figure out what she wanted!

btw: did you get the crit?

Terresa said...

This is hilarious.

I won't mention here that we ate cookie brownies for dinner last night, then, as an afterthought, ate some yogurt as dessert.

Something about Sunday evenings that leaves us scrounging and baking...

Pass the chips. ;)

LisAway said...

Changes? What changes? Why?

Fun comments here, too. I totally let my kids eat brownies for breakfast sometimes (heaven knows there are pretty much always brownies around here) and if there are oatmeal cookies, it's a no brainer. That IS breakfast food.

LisAway said...

Oh, and I just noticed, as I put the coffee cake in the oven 20 seconds ago: it has the exact same amount of butter and sugar as the brownies I made a couple of days ago.

Also, we had that Southern Corn Chowder last night. I love that recipe. It was a hopeless night when I did NOT want to make anything and we were overdue for shopping. That soup is so fast, easy and has things I usually have on hand. And we all love it. So thanks. You may be doing a bad job of feeding your toddler (ha) but you've done a great job feeding us! :)

And the WV is "ressup", to which I'd like to add an "ee" at the end. And thank you again for it.