Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kids Say Wednesday

Hi There!

So, dad-blogs.com's Wordless Wednesday was MIA last week, so I'm starting something new today in case it happens again: Kids Say Wednesday.

Consider it a variant of Bill Cosby's beloved, "Kids Say the Darndest Things". Because let's face it, our kids say some pretty funny stuff.

This week's inspiration came from Little Brother.

As you may know, I donated the "picky eater gene" to (at least) my oldest two boys.

(If you'd like to read more about that, just sit back, pop open a granola bar, and peruse posts labeled "Eating".)

Because Little Brother emulates much of what Big Brother says and does, if Big Brother declares a food yucky, chances are it isn't crossing Little Brother's lips either.

But there are a few notable exceptions, including peanuts.

Little Brother has been on a peanut kick lately. He'll eat some peanut butter crackers, but prefers to nibble on straight, lightly salty, dry roasted Planters.

The other day at lunch, Little Brother was nibbbling away on his peanuts. We offered some to Big Brother, who did some combination of make a pucker face, yell "yuck", or fling them off his plate (or all 3, it runs together).

I asked Little Brother to tell him that he liked peanuts.

Without hesitation, he replied:


(Mom-E and) I admit to laughing pretty hard at that one.

It was a nice try on Little Brother's part, except that even though we know with 100% certainty that Big Brother likes waffles, lately when we make them he won't eat them.

It was also a nice insight into the mind--AND TASTE BUDS--of a picky toddler. In a world where waffles taste like peanuts, no wonder it's hard to figure out what they'll eat.

Now all we need to do is figure out what tastes like chicken that the'll eat.

See you on Fatherhood Friday,


  1. I have to know what brand of waffles you buy or what recipe you use.

  2. That totally cracks me up. YOu know I hear that spinach tastes just like waffles too! j/k Hopefully little brother can find some more foods that taste like waffles! love, aunt-e

  3. Funny stuff. If peanuts taste like waffles then it must be a wild world of tastes for kids.

  4. Hmmm. Peanuts equal waffles? No wonder I could never figure out what my girls would eat when they were toddlers. This is very funny. Thanks for sharing!