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Thursday, August 26, 2010

CORN-a-MOPE-ia....Not Cornucopia

Our youngest is a food snob to the most severe degree.
  • Chocolate or vanilla ice cream only, and it should never have syrup, sprinkles, or anything "extra" on/in it.
  • Negative on the potatoes, unless they come in the form of french fries sans any trace of potato skin. Potato Skin = No Go
  • NEVER chicken on the bone. EVER.
  • He won't eat jelly because "on Spongebob they make jelly from jellyfish". Thanks Mr. A-hole Squarepants, I owe you one!
  • Waffles can only be the Lego's Cinnamon Toast variety....with syrup on the side...never touching.
  • Peanut butter....can't stand it.
  • Won't eat bread of ANY kind if it has butter on it. Period. Even pancakes.
  • Grannella (granola) bars are the enemy.
  • Most vegetables should be taken completely off the menu.
  • ...and the list goes on, and on, and on, AND ON!
Sometimes this "hang up" of his is amusing, but mostly it's just completely maddening.

Like tonight. I decided that tonight would be "leftovers night", so I let Luc know UP FRONT (before he even left for school) that his options for dinner would be BBQ sandwiches, pot roast sandwiches, or Italian sausage and peppers....no other options. Immediately the wheels began to turn, and the look of disgust started to cloud his face, so I reiterated that ultimately he only has TWO choices - EAT, or STARVE. It makes no difference, to me, at this point.

So after we hash out his disappointment with the dinner selections (and my inability to be flexible and make something different), he hops on his bike and rides off to school. He has better things to do with his day, meanwhile, I am still stewing with frustration. While I am stewing, I happened to recall an evening several weeks ago when I decided to serve corn on the cob with dinner instead of canned corn. Everyone in my family (including the food snob) LOVES CORN, so I thought this would be a nice change to go along with our grilled pork chops, etc. ....That's what I thought.

Dinner was served, and this was the look that I got.

After listening to him moan and groan about how he has "always hated" corn on the cob, Richard explained that corn on the cob is just the same as corn out of a can. The only major difference, one is still on the cob, and the other isn't. This is the look he gave Richard. :) I can only imagine what he was thinking.

No dice on trying to convince him otherwise. So Richard, being the good father that he is, decided just to cut Luc's corn off of the cob since the cob seemed to be such a big issue.

In the end, he only ate two bites and ditched the rest. He still maintains that corn on the cob is gross. *forced, sarcastic smile*

Dear Lord,

When he is grown, 30ish, and married to a wonderful girl that we all adore, please consider sending Mr. Picky a grandbaby for me to spoil, that will be a picky eater just like himself!? Just one, fussy, hard to please offspring would be great. Pretty please? With sugar on top? (Mr. Picky does like sugar.)

Yours truly.




Me Too said...

OH that is funny. Poor you. I'm a HORRIBLY picky eater and I only pray that the same genes that made Bjorn LOOK just like Daddy makes him EAT just like Daddy.

Because I don't have the patience to deal with what you do!

But the pics? Hilarious. Love the sidelong smirk!!

Kristina Churchill said...

You know what they say Paybacks are a
"- - - - -"!

So funny,and yes frustrating at the same time. We get that with steak, they won't touch it"

Love your post,


Mrs. White said...

The pictures are so cute!

I'm your newest follower from FFF!

Good to find you!

Mrs. White

Jennifer said...

Noah is the same way. He eats things with cheese- cheese pizza, grilled cheese and mac and cheese. Other than that, he eats pb&j and oatmeal-cinnamon toast flavor only. Anytime we have pasta or rice, he eats the only plain pasta or rice. And we also have the issue with him suddenly claiming he doesn't eat something that he has eaten before. It really is maddening.

Cheapskate4Life said...

New follower from Boost My Blog Friday! This is hilarious because I was totally him when I was growing up - my dad had to cut the corn off the cob, meat of bones, and none of my food could be touching! Oh, and no veggies either. And I refused to eat fish. Lol, I can totally relate with your picky eater!


Julie said...

Trust me...the parent curse works...and it's wonderful to watch..shhh...I didn't say that.

I have one last kid at home, a seven year old. I started having her help in the kitchen with a lot of different items and noticed her tastes changing. Put a new veggie in front of her and she expects to hate it. Have her help prepare and she wants to taste as we go along. Try starting with goodies, then make the goodies have fruit or vegetables in them like banana bread. From there they will start getting interested in new things a lot easier.

Anyway, sorry to write a book in your comment section. I'm your newest follower from the Friday blog hops. Hope you can stop by and say hi. I also have kid friendly recipes. :)


Michelle@DomesticationoftheSingleGirl said...

I don't eat chicken on the bone.

And now my 18 month old turns up her nose at all cheese that isn't gruyere.


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Sherrie said...

I found you from FFF. You had me at your blog title. How cute!

Kristy K said...

I'm following you now from Boost My Blog. I have a picky eater too... he prefers only "white" foods (his words) like chicken breast, saltine crackers, apples without the peel, potatoes. Ugh! His siblings will eat anything, so I'm glad he's the only one. Hang in there! I can't say it gets easier because mine is 9 years old and he's still picky! :)

Jill said...

Just found your blog and had to follow! This post made me smile because I was "that" child, actually I'm still pretty picky today LOL. Hope you'll visit my blog and consider following me back!

mommy said...

LOL If looks could kill... haha
newest follower!


Kelsey Kim said...

LOLOL!! Something only a Mother can appreciate and commiserate. So sorry!! I won't rub it in, but you just made me extra grateful for kids that eat anything I put in front of them. And I mean anything!
Courageous Mother

Truthful Mommy said...

LOL! I'm pretty sure my m om said that same prayer all throughout my adolescent years. Now I am blessed with two gorgeous, intelligent never ask permission, only forgiveness little girls of my own. THanks MOM!I am your newest follower. I hope that you can do the same.

eof777 said...

That look on his face was priceless! Your prayer will be answered LOL! Stopping by from Bee Funny Friday Follow and I have followed you. Do follow back.
Have a great weekend!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

My son had many, many rules about food and what he would eat. Now that he's 15, hunger and hormones overrule the rules - he eats more things now, albeit reluctantly.

But pasta and egg noodles are still on the do not eat list. He even asks for rice now...woohoo.

He will eat an occasional piece of broccoli, washed down with a big glass of water.

I tell him over and over that I only want him to eat what I eat - and that I would not prepare anything that would taste that horrible, or be dangerous for anyone to eat.

It's slowly sinking in - who knows, by 30, he may eat salad.

Charissa Steyn said...

I just found your blog today... I love this cute little post about your son! Geesh I had no idea someone could be so picky! What does he eat :) The prayer at the end is perfect:) Ha!

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

When he is older hopefully he will start to like more foods. That's how many people are...

I found your blog through Bee Funny Friday Follow. Have a great weekend!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Stopping by from BMBF!
Alas I was not able to follow some blogs that really caught my eye dur to big Internet connection problems.
I'd love if we'd follow one another.

Hope you're having a great Sunday so far!


Betty Manousos said...

Hi Leslie,
Thank for the follow..proudly I am your newest follower!

Wishing you well!


funfunfun said...

Following from blog hop...love to have you follow back!