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Monday, December 30, 2013

Tolley Nutrition

Our family believes in good nutrition.
We do.
It just doesn’t always sound like it . . .
My son and DIL were entertaining.
Dinner was winding down and dessert was being distributed.
Yummy dessert.
With ice cream.
Now, I should probably mention here that their kids are known vegetable/fruit eaters.
Oh, they like other things. It’s just that, if given the choice, they have been known to go for the ‘healthy’ alternative.
But I digress . . .
Their mother had made buttered, dill carrots as one of the vegetable dishes with dinner. A noted family favourite.
Eight-year-old Daughter Number Two, hereinafter known as D2, was agitating for a third helping.
A third helping.
“No,” her mother said. “Your sister hasn’t had seconds yet. I’m not giving you thirds until she has had a chance.”
Still D2 continued.
“No!” her mother said. “Not until everyone has had seconds.”
More coaxing.
“No! Stop asking!”
D2 is nothing, if not persistent.
“Pleeease?”
“Argh!” (real word) “You’re not having more Carrots!”
“But Mom . . .!”
“NO MORE CARROTS! EAT YOUR ICE CREAM!”
Hmm . . . okay . . . not something you hear every day . . .
Sooo . . . which would you choose?


20 comments:

  1. I'd go for the carrots, too, unless it was chocolate peanut butter. I'd have thirds of each.

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    1. Thirds of each! I like how you think! :)

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  2. If only we all had such problems.

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  3. LOL, today I would have to go for the carrots... but 7-8 months ago I would have have chosen the ice cream first... hands down :)

    Have a great New Year Diane :)

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    1. You are amazing, Launna! Keep it up! Happy New Year to you as well!

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  4. It is difiently not something you would hear everyday. LOL on this one. I do have one grandduagher that may be known to do something like this. I think that the percentage of children like this would be very small.
    Blessings!

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    1. I think so too. Very small! Blessings to you as well!

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  5. Ha ha ha! This is awesome! Kudos to that child! (or the parents?) Highly unusual!

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    1. Yep. I don't know where they came from . . .

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  6. I've always been a bit of a vegetable gal, even over fruit.

    And ice cream? Far too cold for that!

    Pearl

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    1. I'm with you. I like my vices warm. Wait, that didn't come out right . . .

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  7. Buttered dill carrots?? Pass that dish this way please....yum.
    I'll have the ice cream later.

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  8. ICE CREAM! But the carrots sound good too!

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  9. Ha! I missed you on my blog break. I have to say that a child -- make that anyone -- who chooses carrots over ice cream is just plain weird. I love me some vegetables, but dessert... oh, dessert, you saucy minx.

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    1. Soooo agreeing with you on this. Now veggies DIPPED in ice cream . . . maybe I'm onto something . . .

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    2. Anything dipped in ice cream, right?

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    3. I think we're onto something!!!

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