Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Peep Show

It was a lack luster dinner.  Veggie fried rice from TJ with tidbits of tofu.  Mixed vegetables for Spence, cheese for Nora.

The rice was rejected.

In the end, Nora only ate shredded cheese and five bites of raw tofu.  Spence was the champ--"I only want to eat mixed vegetables."  And he did.  Approximately 8 ounces of 'em.  He then tore into the raw tofu.

I admit.  Part of me was so disgusted by what they ate (Seriously?  Is that even a meal?) and felt guilty that they were eating components of foodstuffs rather than a proper recipe.  Boring food eaters.  The least I could do for the one kid that ate enough to approximate a complete meal was to offer a piece of Easter candy.

A Peep.  A pink Peep bunny.

I set Nor up in the other room counting her four pennies and called Spence back to the table.  "Look on your plate!"  I was anticipating cries of joy.

He looked down at the lifeless peep.  He kind of poked out it.  "What is it?"

"A Peep.  Well, a marshmallow.  Covered in pink sugar?"  I actually am not sure what a Peep is exactly.

"Candy?  Candy?  I only eat healthy food."  He left the Peep on the plate and ran off.

A few seconds later, he darted back into the kitchen.  "I have an idea of what I can do with that unhealthy food, Mom."  He picked up the Peep and unceremoniously plucked it in the trash can.


Papa Bruce said...

I don't know how you do it...the boys and Miriam were raised on spaghettios,pop-tarts, chocolate and MacDonalds! That's why they are in the shape they are in now!! You and Jess have mastered the art of feeding kids -- I am in awe - Papa Bruce

Kathleen said...

spence is one smart cookie (made with whole wheat flour, of course).

Jess said...

Bruce is a little off on this one, my kids eat crap all the time! But we do manage to fit healthy stuff in there too....after struggling with food issues for years, I don't want to start the food battles with them! Our theme is moderation. They eat pretty healthy most of the time, but they love a good dessert too!

and Ouch! What's wrong with Jud's shape???