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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Let Them Eat Carrots

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. "Please, please, please?"
“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. "Mo-om!"
“No!” her mother said. “Not until everyone has had seconds.”
More coaxing. "Please, Mom?"
“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?


I know what MY choice would be...

7 comments:

  1. I guess I ended up in the opposite situation, a kid who hates all veggies and has a hyperactive gag reflex when forced to eat what he doesn't like. So if we put my kid and your grandchild in a room, one would end up with double the carrots and one would end up with double the ice cream!

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  2. I do love carrots. Raw. Cooked carrots are not for me.
    But neither is ice-cream.

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  3. My kids were like that -- and they turned out to both be awesome cooks

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  4. There was a time when the ice cream would have won out, but the older I get (and the older and more worn out my taste buds get) the more I like vegetables. Who knew there would be something so good about getting older?

    But for a kid to like carrots that much? That's pretty rare!

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  5. I haven't had buttered dill carrots since mid winter, at the moment there is a lot of ice cream being consumed here instead.

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  6. I would much rather have the carrots! I'd love to have that recipe too!

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