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Moms Share Their Kids’ Most Ridiculous Eating Habits. Talk About PICKY!

Nov 29, 2014 By Megan Berman

Kids are like celebrities — they often have oddly specific eating habits. So when Mommy Shorts asked parents to submit their kids’ most ridiculous picky eating quirks…boy, did they deliver…

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  1. MIK says:

    stupid mums and dads pandering to these little people, I would put them in the chair and say this is your dinner you get nothing else unless you eat it, by the way we have 4 kids and just did that, today our kids are not at all fussy eaters and none of them have any kinds of alegies whatsoever. MUMS, grow thick skins and stop taking the easy way out and I bet you sit the kids in front of the TV and ipads all day too.

    1. Pati says:

      AMEN !!! My mom worked hard enough without trying to cajole us into eating what we, as kids who knew nothing, assumed we didn’t wanna eat ! And not one of us grew up as picky eaters…I think “picky eating” is nothing but a control tactic for little ones.

    2. Frimmy says:

      Seriously. It’s not about control or choice. You have choice at my house. I made several different things for meals. Eat it or don’t eat it. Up to you. You want to pick off the breading/crust yourself? Fine. I’m not doing it. Take one bite out of everything and require me to make more? Not a chance in hell AND I’d probably laugh at you. I did daycare for eight years. Believe me your kids ate for me just fine. Grow a pair and dig in your heels. You’re the adult. You’re supposed to know better, not them.

    3. Miz says:

      Although I agree with you in theory…if everyone did that, this web site wouldn’t exist, and THEN what would you have to complain about?

  2. Omnivore says:

    When I was a kid, my parents served me a healthy dinner, and that was what I was expected to eat. They acted like parents, not my butler and maid — and I’m thankful for that.

  3. Mary says:

    Some of these are funny and cute (needing multiple spoons to eat oatmeal). Others – sheesh! Picking the breading off of your son’s chicken nuggets? My brother used to throw a fit about his food all the time. My mother got fed up with it around the time we were studying the pilgrims. She told him that if he complained, he would eat like the pilgrims. Sure enough, he threw a fit at supper. My mom mixed together a bowl of corn mush and plunked it down in front of him. He never complained again.

  4. David Mohr says:

    While I agree that you should just sit the food in front of them and if they don’t eat then their dinner is over, we should also be aware that there are genetic factors to your food preferences too. I almost died because of refusing to eat foods as a baby and I was raised on fast food on the advice of the doctor. To this day I still don’t eat certain foods and yet I have a taste for more foods than the average person. I eat many foreign foods and yet hate green vegies, pineapple, strawberries and other foods. There was a study done that showed that some of us have a genetic reason for not liking green vegies – they are bitter to the taste to those with a certain gene. I raised 4 kids and only forced them to try certain foods. They all have healthy tastes now as adults.

  5. Shana Richer says:

    There is this strange myth that children will starve to death if they do not eat three meals a day. If you offer them food and they say no, the meal is over. Obviously, you are offering them food they have eaten before and enjoyed. This taking one bite then asking for more is ridiculous. You only take one bite . . . . . that is all you’re gonna get. These mothers are insane to cater to these children. What they don’t seem to understand is that this is a control exercise, and your kids are controlling you like you are marionettes!! Just a play for little people to have more power than they should.

  6. Laurie says:

    I was a picky eater, my son was a picky eater and my grandchildren are picky eaters. I catered to my son, my parents catered to me and we all cater to my grandchildren. We pick our battles. My son and I are fine, upstanding normal well adjusted adults and I’m sure my grandchildren will be as well.

    1. Will eat anything says:

      “upstanding normal well adjusted” and “normal” are oxymorons. Normal people are not picky. Picky people are no fun to hang around and are extremely irritating & self-centered.

      1. Picky All My Life says:

        Actually I’ve been a picky eater all my life and I am not self-centered. As an adult, just as when I was a child I understand that the world isn’t going to cater to my tastes. I’ve never liked very many foods but still go out to restaurants I don’t like with friends and family and don’t ask anyone cooking a meal to change anything on my behalf. You can be a picky eater and not let it affect the people around you. My parents still made foods they liked and if I didn’t like it I just ate what I wanted off the plate or didn’t eat much that night.

      2. Crystal says:

        Judgmental people are even less fun to hang around as they are extremely irritating and close minded to think that people with food preferences, even extreme preferences, are abnormal and not as worthy as people who have fewer issues with food.

  7. Patrick says:

    i could never eat egg yoke, the taste and texture is repulsive, that is is the one and only thing i will not eat. our son always ate everything he was offered, even eggs. i never ever let it out that i didn’t like egg yoke, made omelets for him and me, or sunny side up but just for him. when he was a teen he told me that he would rather not eat yoke which he found rather gruesome….

      1. Sifcell The Black says:

        Ummm … the very fact that you say something like this is sort of proof that Max is correct. It seems you’re a vain idiot rather than a well-adjusted individual.

  8. JFC says:

    I love how you can find crazy comments in the comments sections both here and on Facebook. Thank ou all for sharing your wisdom. Clearly, if a child is given more than one spoon to eat his cereal, he will grow up to be a vicious cannibal burglar puppy kicker.

    1. Victrola says:

      Actually, the little boy with three spoons wasn’t the irritating one – that’s pretty cute. It’s most of others which were the source of annoyance.

  9. dd says:

    It is sad and tragic that this is considered funny and cute. Seriously, sometimes I wish these people only had mud chips to eat. The waste…. Personally, picky eaters drive me crazy, even as a child, I thought, picky eaters just loved all the attention they received and the inane conversation about what they liked and what they didn’t like….yada yada yada.

  10. Jamie says:

    When I was raised, I was expected to eat everything with no regard from my parents about what might appeal to children; liver, brussel sprouts, etc. It was more of a test of obedience than a meal. I eat well, but I have anxious memories of eating together as a family. I simply dreaded it. I raised my son differently. I made sure there were things he liked in his meals and yes, catered to him to a certain degree. He survived. Having been a preschool teacher, I learned that children have more taste buds than we do and food tastes stronger to them. Also, I recognized that children can learn to hate food that is forced upon them from my family. I focused more on variety and the fact that the same vitamins and minerals can be had in a number of ways, including vitamins. Some of these kids on this page would be out of luck with me, but every parent is doing the best they can and judging and sneering has never done good.

  11. Kim says:

    My son is a picky eater, has been since 2, part of that is our fault as parents, I now insist that he at least try something before he says he does not like it (this was always a problem before). But, I also involve him in deciding the meal, this helps to ensure a less stressful mealtime. Yes there are some things I do which some people might think are ridiculous, like straining the spaghetti sauce to ensure he does not get the little bits of onion. But I believe in picking my battles, and I remember how I hated those onion bits when I was a child. I don’t want the dinner table to be a battleground. And belittling how someone feels about food when they are picky eaters is wrong, everyone is different just because you were not a picky eater does not mean everyone can be this way, so please do not take the attitude that it is parents fault, I am sure that there are things that you do not like or enjoy.

    1. Aly says:

      Seriously? Straining spaghetti sauce to get onion bits out? Why not purée it? And it sounds like someone needs to be taught gratitude for the food you provide for him every day. In our house, supper is made and that’s what we eat and be thankful for. No picking bits out, which is wasteful, and if they don’t like it, they still have to eat some to get a balanced diet.

        1. K says:

          I beg to differ with the onion thing, I’m 20 and have never liked onions, it isn’t even the flavor that bothers me it’s the texture… like biting a roach shell (you know that sickening crunch if you step on one? yeah thats it) I also have issues with celery, cabbage and lettuce for the same reason. what I would suggest if you make your own sauce, is using onion powder instead… if he has issues with cabbage try cooking shredded cabbage and mixing it with ground pork, powdered ginger/garlic and onion, a teaspoon of sugar and wrapping it in wanton wrappers… it’s the only way i’ll eat it because the cabbage breaks down and makes the meat supper juicy. another thing is what helped me to get over some of my picky-ness was being allowed to cook in the kitchen, My mom always let me help and by 10-11 me and my sis were making most of the meals we still make a good portion of them now and friends always ask for our recipes.

  12. David Comstock says:

    All three of my kids went through a “beige phase” when they wouldn’t eat anything that wasn’t beige (fish stix, tater tots, toast, peanut butter. ) Guess what! They didn’t starve and they grew out of it. They are adults now who eat every kind of food found on planet earth. Pick your battles mom and dad! and don’t pick food as your battle ground.

  13. Victrola says:

    Most of these (except for a couple of exceptions) really irritated me. I spent my childhood in a country where finding food was a daily chore for my mother and she spent a great deal of time standing in long lines. I appreciated everything we had on the table. What I see here is a gaggle of parents indulging in their kids’ power plays and forgetting that it’s only cute to them. By all means feed them things they like but perhaps focus on nutrition of their kids’ meals and better presentations than indulging them – case in point the girl (Jordyn – btw wtf w the name?) who won’t eat carrots at home but will do so in daycare. A hungry kid won’t starve – he/she will eat what is in front of him. There has to be a balance and these parents missed the boat. Perhaps seeing so many back to back adds to irritation.

  14. Sifcell The Black says:

    The antics of spoiled crotchfruit like these makes me want to punch the parents in the back of their heads for being overindulgent nincompoops.

  15. Common Sense says:

    It’s not just kids who are picky eaters. Vegan, organic, free range, vegetarian, GMO-free, gluten-free, allergies, etc… Adults are just as bad. I miss the days of potlucks where everybody brought good food and everyone else enjoyed it and complimented the chef. Food gatherings aren’t even fun anymore because of all the picky, healthier-than-thou folks out there.

    1. Seriously? says:

      Finally, true common sense. Thank you. Everyone else is just bitching for the sake of bitching. These things are supposed to be on the fun side-not the “holier than thou” stuff I am seeing here. Take the article for what it is–fun. Not one parent out there, yes you, has not had to fight a battle like those mentioned. I am seriously shaking my head here. We were brought up on a diet of whatever Mom put in front of us. If we didn’t eat it, we went hungry.

    2. tigersue says:

      I am a low carber, but not picky. I can’t necessarily eat carbs because they really aren’t good for me, but I love them. So be careful in judging people with a preference in what they want to eat as far as a life style choice. I could never be a vegan/vegetarian because I love meat too much, but who is to say that they do like meat but choose not to eat it for various reasons.

    3. Really? says:

      You’re really going to call people with MEDICAL RESTRICTIONS on what they can eat just as bad as picky two year olds? Gluten came very close to Killing my grandfather before they finally figured out what was wrong. even the little dusting of flower on a baby aspirin was enough to make him violently sick. Say what you want about fad diets, but leave Allergies out of it.

      1. Brittany says:

        I think what “Common Sense” was getting at was that there are those who DON’T have medical restrictions, but choose to eat in a very specific limited manner because it’s the fad and trend of the moment.

        I know MANY people who do not have specific allergies to any of these limitations, but instead choose to eat this way because they have taken the words and wisdom of many online articles and done their own research to conclude that certain things are unhealthy. Some yes may have valid health reasons, others may have conviction that they want to care for their body–but what I am sick of is having people I know with none of these health restrictions gripe and complain about the limitations they’ve put on themselves, and then preach to me like I’m going to die tomorrow from having eaten things they wouldn’t DREAM of.

        It’s just aggravating. Also, I find many of those people who HAVE medical reasons for their food restrictions, complain LESS and preach LESS than others who place these restrictions on themselves without medical reasons.

    4. Katie says:

      Ahh come off it. I abhor picky eating as well (although people are allowed to have their own preferences), but I have several life-threatening allergies. That is not the same thing at all.

  16. Wm says:

    I can relate to the strawberry kid somewhat. I don’t like strawberries, and only barely like strawberry flavored anything. I will eat it though. Bananas have become a little like that now as well. I used to eat them as a kid, but haven’t cared for them in quite a number of years. I’ve always been labeled a picky eater, even though my mom would make only what she made and we (my brother and I) ate it or went to bed hungry. I went to bed hungry sometimes, unless she said to make something myself because “I’m not making you anything else”. I’d make me a sandwich usually then.

  17. Amanda Martin says:

    I also found this too annoying to read to the end. I’m with Victrola although frankly it appears that most of what American children are fed is tantamount to child abuse, along with their ridiculous names, and I can’t blame some of them for declining it.

    I’m a good cook. My children received a nutritious and delicious meal every night entirely free of nuggets, ranch sauce (whatever that is) and all the other substances American parents poison their children with. They didn’t have to eat it but if they didn’t, they got it for breakfast and it’s amazing how many sprouts a hungry child will eat.

    By the way, to the ironically named Common Sense, if avoiding antibiotic ridden, growth hormone filled, water injected mechanically recovered meat sludge from abused, neglected creatures that suffer in their millions in a repugnant, profit driven industry that has no place in a civilised society makes me a fussy eater, then so be it.

    1. Seriously? says:

      So you are not only telling others how to raise their children but you are forcing your vegan beliefs on the rest of us as well.

    2. Ellis says:

      If you seriously think that these idiotic statements from upper-class white mothers about their spoiled brats is an accurate description of the average child’s diet in a country of 330 million people then you are beyond delusional.

  18. Victoria says:

    @Common Sense (or more like, not even close) – I’m stunned that you are ignorant enough to include many of the dietary choices you flippantly listed under ‘picky eating’ – if you knew even a small percentage of why these choices are made and so many health problems resolved without relying on expensive side-effect riddled medications you would be, frankly, embarrassed. Even when it comes to children – and so many are put on meds or walk around with ‘untreatable’ or ‘mystery’ illnesses only to have those years later diagnosed as celiac or others and by then, so much damage has been done. It’s a shame that you are inconvenienced and keep going as you are. For many of us who live normal productive lives, finally, because we’ve made those changes it’s not ‘picky eating’ it’s healing with proper food.

    1. Xochitl says:

      Thank you Victoria. All of my health problems, which I thought were genetic or environmental, disappeared when I started eating vegan. I am not “picky” or “holier than thou.” I am married to a meat eater, and can pretty much always find something to eat at restaurants or something yummy to bring to a potluck. I don’t preach my beliefs, although I want to sometimes to all my family & friends who eat crap then wonder why they have health issues.

  19. Victoria says:

    Forgive me for saying this but that Lexi child (with pasta Frosting) is a dead ringer for Anne Ramsey (Throw Mama from the Train).

  20. Danneskjöld says:

    Picky eaters drive me up the wall. I’ve found a really creative cure for picky eaters because if there’s one thing that they want more than anything else is dessert. Let’s set up the scenario: Picky child doesn’t eat his/her dinner and when my wife and I pull out brownies and ice cream as a nice dessert afterward the child instantly begins to beg for dessert too. I explain to the child that they can’t have dessert until after they’ve eaten their dinner. The child moans and hems and haws about how life isn’t fair and that they only want ice cream. “Fine” I say to the child, “You can have both at the same time!” Perplexed, the child looks at me inquisitively. I pick up their plate of spaghetti go immediately to the blender and plop it in. I then take a scoop of ice cream and put it in with the spaghetti and hit puree. The child’s eyes grow to the size of saucers in horror as the dessert they so desperately want is mixed with the food they claim to hate so intensely. Needless to say, they don’t drink the terrible mixture and I’ve never been asked again by the child if they can have dessert before finishing their dinner. In fact, they don’t seem so picky about food after watching the blender turn what looked seemingly appetizing before get ground into a horrid mess. Picky eating is a choice and it’s a wretched one at that.

  21. Naku says:

    Growing up I liked a lot of things like liver and onion’s with mash potato’s. (You have to have all that together or no go in our house)

    there are things I don’t like (Cooked carrots, cooked tomato’s, chucks I don’t know what the heck they are, can soup’s since they taste to saltie for me like pure salt.)

    Though now as an adult I just make my self something else.

    Though please don’t force feed your child something they hate. Its just going to cause you more trouble in the end one way or another. (I refused to eat the rice aroni as a child after trying it and hated it. My father decided in front of my older sister I would be forced to eat it or I couldn’t leave my little table….. two hours later the tasty thing was gone.)

    Let your children try new foods yes.

    force them to eat something they don’t like um no.

    1. Chris says:

      Thank you. A 4 year old is too young to determine what they should eat but if they truly dislike something forcing them to eat it is wrong as is letting them starve. I don’t believe in making a kid eat something they detest just to prove your in charge. I had an aunt do that to me with peas, I ate everything else she served no problem, but I could not stand the taste. She called me spoiled and made me eat them and I vomited them all over an hour later, not by choice it just happened, which meant that my distaste for them was much more than me being a picky eater. If they are too young to make their own plate make them try everything and if they really don’t like it make them a peanut butter sandwich. It’s not rewarding them for being picky but it also does’t make them go to bed hungry.

      I think doing things like picking off bread crumbs from chicken nuggets is extreme, but if a kid really doesn’t like something don’t make them eat it.

  22. Craptastic says:

    I don’t know who is more repugnant: the kids here, or the parents kowtowing to their demands. Both need a vigorous slapping.

  23. Me says:

    Okay these were very amusing and I’m glad everybody shared but if anyone needs any child therapy
    tips, I’m qualified and most of these issues will become problems in adulthood if you don’t ignore it all and not cater to it. :)

  24. Me says:

    They don’t have to eat something they are scared of or dislike but the catering to the little demands, that’s the part that will cause problems.

  25. Carrie says:

    My son is a picky eater, just like my husband. I cook for myself most of the time and hubby cooks for himself. If our son doesn’t like either choice, he goes hungry. When we first got together, the only things my husband would cook was mac and cheese, cheese pizza, grilled cheese; you get the idea. It drove me NUTS, and still bugs me sometimes. But almost 10 years together and I’ve gotten him to change his eating habits a little. I remember when my Mom cooked pork steaks with soy sauce and brown sugar I’d just ask her to leave the sauce off of mine after the first time I ate it. I understand not liking something that you’ve tried. Some pickiness is just ridiculous though.

  26. Jacqui W. O. Walker says:

    This is hilarious to me. I am twelve and I eat things like: Broccoli, Peppers, Spinach, fish Etc. I mean that how my mom and dad raise me, you get what you get and if you don’t like it you get nothing, and I am glad they do this to me now I am open to trying new types of food, and I cook some of the dinners in the house. So most of these things I find funny or just plain weird. Also Carrie, I got to eat things like Mahi-Mahi (type of fish) and so many other things that today people don’t know about that are actually good for you, yes every once and a while we (as a family) get a pizza, hot dog, or fast food item but its not like we go to McDonald’s or things of that sort, but we go to places like the Chinese restaurant near are house so we are a pretty healthy family. I mean yes all kids have there picky times, like when I was younger I would not eat any type of burger unless you called it a Crabby Patty(from Sponge-bob Square-pants) I was obsessed with Sponge-bob.

  27. Rhee says:

    My son has Aspberger’s Syndrome, and mealtimes used to be hard. For example, I told him I pulled some hamburger out for dinner one night, and he said I don’t like hamburger. So I asked what he wanted, he said “Can we have taco’s?” So I asked what kind of meat is in tacos? and he said “Taco Meat” so now I label my food differently and He helps pick out what he wants to eat

    1. Victoria says:

      Rhee, Brava! What you just showed is that even with a child with a unique and complicated sensory condition you found a creative and effective way to give him choices. What I’ve seen in some folks (thankfully, no friends because in an odd coincidence none of my friends actually put up with that) is that the child’s behavior becomes a source of entertainment and it turns into a case of ‘the lady doth protest too much’. The most remarkable and fabulous picky eating I’ve ever seen was a six year old boy who loved vegetables and fruit over any cakes or pastries. For his birthday his cake was a big round hunk of watermelon decorated with fruit and it was beautiful. His guests got normal treats but he was thrilled with a raw fruit tart and skewers of vegetables. Pretty amazing.

  28. Agatha says:

    My son is a picky eater – my husband as well (and his father before him, whose parents used to beat him to make him eat foods that he didn’t like). My son has Asperger’s (there’s no B in the term there, Rhee). He also has Sensory Integration Dysfunction. The texture of certain foods throws off how it feels in his mouth. If forced to eat it (like many of you here suggest – and I have, prior to his diagnoses), he will vomit up everything that he has eaten. It might be immediate, or it might take a couple of minutes. I have watched him the entire time, so he isn’t doing it on purpose. Just everything comes back up. It isn’t a taste issue for him, but more of a textural issue. My husband has textural issues as well, and onions and lettuce will cause him to vomit as well. My spouse is also missing a set of taste buds. This alters the flavors of a lot of foods. 10-15% of the population are missing them or have some sort of taste disorder. It is quite possible that some of the food issues are due to the taste and texture of foods. Some are obviously behavioral (the teddy bear picnic, name written in ketchup, etc). Some of it might be more than that. My son could tell the difference when McDonalds changed their chicken nugget ‘recipe’, before they made it public. He suddenly stopped eating them. The texture and taste were different enough to him that he couldn’t eat it any longer. It wasn’t something he heard, or a behavioral change, it was the fact that it was different. For that child who wanted the breading taken off his chicken, I’m sure it is textural. Chicken ‘shaped’ like nuggets are going to have a different texture and taste than that of an actual nugget (which is ground meat).

    My son has gotten better with trying new foods as he has gotten older, and no longer accidentally vomits into his plate (which has happened on several occasions when we were dining out). We give him the option of having an additional meal – one to try and one to fall back on if the new food doesn’t sit well with him. He has expanded what he will eat due to this. NOT forcing him to try new things and not forcing him to eat what we cooked has actually made him MORE likely to try new foods.

    We have worked with my son’s doctors as well as a nutritionist and a behaviorist. It isn’t necessarily about bad parenting. Assuming that all of these children were being parented poorly is just wrong. There are a large number of children out there who are on the autistic spectrum. It is entirely possible that many of the kids who are portrayed here are on that spectrum. My son and husband both showed issues with texture when they were infants/toddlers, before they could even vocalize their aversion.

  29. Shannon says:

    What I am sick of is violent, hostile, angry reactions from people towards others who have problems they don’t have. Just because you are successful with the “Eat this or don’t eat at all” method doesn’t mean it works for others. My son didn’t eat from 8am to 5pm every day for the entire year he was three because I let the preschool implement this practice. It didn’t work the way some of you claim it should have because the reasons for his behavior were not willfulness or defiance. He had very strong sensory integration issues (sound, touch, taste, proprioception, and so on) as well as a very anxious personality. He also had a bunch of food allergies that were later diagnosed. Each day, by 5pm, he was listless, sad, and agitated. At that age, we weren’t aware enough to identify any of his issues, but if we had forced him to eat brussels sprouts, that would have been against the recommendations of psychologists and doctors. Making food about power and submission is only sometimes successful and often creates eating disorders. Get a grip, people. It’s unlikely the majority of these parents are catering to their kids. More likely, they are doing their best with a stage of life when picky eaters are hardest to deal with. Most of these kids will grow out of it. The ones who don’t grow out of it probably have legit sensory issues that the nosy “therapist” above is not specially trained to deal with. Instead, the child may need OT or a hospital feeding clinic. For those of you who want to punch or slap the parents who deal with picky eaters every day, maybe you are the ones who need therapy.

  30. Shannon says:

    Common Sense, I just saw that you lumped food allergies in with other dining preferences. Please do not do that. Allergies can be life-threatening, as the many recent deaths of children made clear. Anaphylaxis in response to trace amounts of foods is fast, scary, and often deadly. Allergies are not a preference.

  31. Eatanything says:

    Sickening how people will jump at the opportunity to judge others even on something thats supposed to just make people laugh. Im sure most of you even spanked your kids.Sad.

    1. Mike says:

      Nothing wrong with spanking one’s children.

      Just as there’d be nothing wrong with punching you in your smug, self-righteous face.

  32. Tracy says:

    I think it’s funny that most of you assume that because a child above is described as wanting a food a certain way that the parent automatically obliges that child. I could think of tons of ways my children would prefer to eat, but I didn’t cater to their whims. Those are funny because it’s how kids think, not how parents respond. It’s funny because they are all ridiculous to most adults, even though most of us have at least one food we just don’t care to have ever enter our mouths again. It’s hyperbole, which is how kids think, and that’s what makes it funny.
    Knowing that there is almost always a root to a food aversion (maybe the cold dog kiddo burned his mouth on a hot dog and thinks that will happen every time), it makes sense to try and discover what the issue is.
    And to those who think picky-eating doesn’t affect others, ask your spouse. :0)

  33. M. Stahl says:

    “H, my name is Janet and I barely remember that my children are different genders and ages, much less what they like to eat.” –my mother.

    My father would get so angry about my picky phase that I thought he hated me. Then I thought I was going to get a spanking for not liking what was on my plate, and I would cry. Then I would get a spanking for crying, because being threatened with getting something to cry about was very upsetting and further proof that my father hated me.

    My mother’s attitude was “if you don’t like it, make your own dinner.” So I would ask how to make things I liked, and I got the idea that my mother liked me at least a little bit.

  34. Tay says:

    Wow, these comments. I was a picky eater as a kid (or so I’ve been told, I don’t remember being one), but my parents had the rule to at least try something before deciding you didn’t like it. I don’t seen an issue with involving kids in the dinner plans. “Should we have spaghetti or chicken tonight?” for example. Obviously this depends on the kid and such.

    But some of the examples in this list are incredible. A few were cute. The kid who wanted to use multiple spoons for his oatmeal. That’s not that big of a deal, and he’ll grow out of it. The kid with the sneaky butter worries me though. x.x;

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