Monday, March 16, 2009

Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggety Dog

I have a weird kid. Shocking, I know, considering his parentage. :) He doesn't eat meat, except for the occasional chicken nugget. I could never get him to eat hot dogs, hamburgers, and most pizza (unless we take off all the "good stuff" - aka, toppings). When he puts meat in his mouth, he instantly starts to gag. Gross.

For reasons that I don't quite understand (though I suspect his Handy Manny lunchbox may be embarrassing him), he has lately wanted to eat in the cafeteria at school almost every day. There were several days that I knew hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, fish, etc. were on the menu, and I couldn't quite believe him when he insisted that he ate all his lunch. He would always tell me that he only liked those things at school, not at home.

Yeah, right.

So I put him to the test. We had hot dogs for supper one night, and I informed him that he wasn't eating anything else until at least half the hot dog was gone. It took a bit of coaxing, but he actually ate the thing, and without gagging! I was so shocked I had to take a picture. Jeff laughed at me, but I couldn't have cared less. Now that I know he will eat meat, he is just going to have to deal with occasionally having it on his plate!

(So much for the vegetarian spell, huh?)

1 comment:

AUsome mom said...

So, he wants to be a big boy at school, but not at home? So, funny! That hot dog looks pretty tasty to me!