Thursday, October 2, 2014

Things My Children Will and Will Not Eat

A nice Throwback Thursday picture of Calder before he could complain about what I was feeding him

Generally, I have lucked out with my kids in terms of eating. As long as I can provide them with things they like, they will both eat enough healthy stuff to keep scurvy and DCFS away. Neither child seems to mind whole wheat breads and pastas and their bell pepper consumption provides enough vitamin C to keep several pirate ships worth of people from losing their teeth. Calder even likes broccoli. Broccoli!

Being children, however, means there are a few food hills these kids are willing to die on even if they make NO SENSE WHATSOEVER.

For example:

Calder will eat guacamole.

Calder will NOT eat: avocados, onions, jalepenos, tomatoes, cilantro.

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Calder will not eat un-nuggeted chicken unless it's the purest, whitest bits cut from the center of the breast.

Wren will devour a fried chicken wing down to the boniest of bone parts. I am talking meat, cartilage, connective tissue. All of it. She might just eat the bones too if we didn't make her stop.

Neither child will eat pork chops.

Calder WILL eat blood sausage and liver pate.

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They will eat things found on the ground, especially in public.

They will NOT eat, restaurant food for which I pay actual, real money.

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Wren will eat kale and cheese.

Wren will NOT eat kale with cheese on it.

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Wren will not eat food that has touched other food in general.

Wren WILL eat boogers.

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Calder will not eat beef unless it's hamburger.

Calder WILL eat fancy-ass dog treats that are made of the parts deemed not good enough for hotdogs.

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Wren will eat the ingredients directly off the cutting board as I prep to cook. I am talking raw mushrooms, onions, garlic, cabbage, carrots, raw meat.

Wren will NOT eat any of those items once they have been assembled into an actual meal. And, you know, had the salmonella cooked out.

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Some days, both will enthusiastically eat whatever it is I make for dinner. Calder will even say, "This is the best meatloaf/enchiladas/beef noodles I have ever eaten!"

Both will NOT eat whatever it is I made that day, served as leftovers on some other day. It's the Exact. Same. Food. Guys.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Better Late Than Never


Calder's school pictures are today and Wren's were last week. So naturally I just found last year's pictures (and the digital download) yesterday. It's a good thing I did too because apparently the download is only good through one school year cycle. I'll try to be a little more on point this year.

Predicted differences: More hair and MUCH bigger teeth. Teeth that scream, "THIS IS GOING TO COST A LOT OF MONEY!"

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Stuff from my Phone

Still waiting for my camera to come back...