It never ceases to amaze me how much food my kids can put away, if they want to, that is. Hollow legs provide space for endless cheese rolls, crisps, pizza, sweets and ice-creams but should a vegetable stray near any of these things and contaminate them then suddenly the void is filled. I can’t understand this, as myself and the husband have a healthy approach to vegetables and fruit. In fact, the more the merrier!
At the moment the worst thing I can do to the Boy is to provide him with Pizza covered in vegetables. This is a sacrilege and can result in a furious tantrum of biblical proportions. Still I persevere. Fifi will eat a carrot, some peas and a bit of broccoli, not many other vegetables or fruit will pass the taste test. But that’s better than boy. However, she won’t eat fish or meat. ‘Mothers ways’ I’ve been told. This would be alright, but presumably one cannot live on a diet of baked beans, carrots, broccoli, crisps and the odd bit of cucumber? I guess time will tell. She also loves cooking, so I am getting her more involved in that and she seems to be naturally very good at it. Even though she only eats the savory dishes and not the endless cakes, pastries and biscuits which she demands to make. See image above!
Still, I am resolved to be a little bit more mercenary this year. I’ve already turned down requests for toys and other general stuff. I’m insisting that they eat what they get given and if they don’t, well, they won’t get anything else. I’m cutting down on the amount of junk snack food that is purchased too. If we run out of something I am not going to run round the corner to Waitrose, they will have to do without (that goes for the husband too). You see, I am resolved to save the money to buy a new bathroom to replace the original 1960’s one we have in our house. I think nearly fifty years is enough wear.
So, I might get requests for ‘another cheese roll please’, but they will only be satisfied if we have it available and if that was what was originally dished up. If not, the selective deafness kicks in…