Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mom! He ate my...

My younger son has a thing with certain foods.  Let me back up.  My older son will eat just about anything.  Always has been like that.

Now, on to the younger son.  Not so much.  I think it's a texture thing.  He loves yogurt and he loves fruit, but he will NOT eat yogurt with fruit in it.  He can't stand the chunks.  He's good until that first bit of fruit hits his mouth, then it's in the trash.  His favorite foods are pancakes and mac-and-cheese.  He doesn't care for anything spicy (pepperoni is considered spicy to him).  He can't stand mint - too spicy.  (Me?  I love mint.  If he didn't look so much like me, I'd almost swear he was someone else's LOL).

So the other night, I made meatloaf and broccoli for dinner.  I had to remind my younger son that he does, indeed, like meatloaf.  And after the first bite, he agreed (this happens every time I make meatloaf).  So I leave for a few minutes and I hear the younger one screech at the older one.  I ask what happened.  Younger son was MAD at older son for stealing a bite of his broccoli.  Yes, you read that right.  He was ticked off.  Both of my boys love broccoli.  It just cracked me up.  The kid won't eat a peppermint, but he is nine kinds of ticked if you touch his broccoli.

That's my chuckle for the day.


  1. Aaaahhhh, thanks for the chuckle! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving those words of encouragement about God's disappointments being great blessings. Truer words have not been spoken (or written - ha!) to me today.

  2. What is the secret to getting kids to eat broccoli? Or any vegi for that matter?? I would love to hear my kids arguing over something like that. It would be sweet music to my ears!

  3. How cute! Gotta love being the mother to two boys. Never a dull moment! Blessings for a great week!

  4. My only secret is that I introduced it to them young. I never made a big deal about it one way or the other.