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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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No Carb Left Behind

In our house, supper time is time for family, not fighting about food. We have three boys. I figure they are in for a lifetime of nutritional makeovers from their future girlfriends and wives. Me, I try to have something on the menu for everyone, but if you don't like it, go fix yourself a sandwich, kid.

(Not you, Patrick. You eat that vegetable, mister, and you don't get up from the table until you do.)

Remember I told you my middle son subsists (and apparently thrives) on a diet that is 85 per cent beige?*

The rest of us had spaghetti and meatballs last night. This is his sandwich.

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*The other 15% is dark brown—chocolate. Child does not eat meat, save for chicken. He once tried to tell me he was a vegetarian, but I told him that wasn't going to fly unless he ate a vegetable. Thank god for protein-enriched pasta and multi-vitamins.

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5 Comments:

Blogger patsyrose said...

Cindy's boy, Tyson, lived on pasta with butter for years...until he entered his teens and the football team. Today he's a muscular meat eater.

Eating meat isn't necessary as long as you provide protein in another form. You're doing just fine.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Your post reminds me of my son when he was in middle school. Everything had to be covered in gravy. I wouldn't fix it at home but when we went to a "home style" restaurant he would try to get by with:
Country Fried Steak - with gravy
Mashed Potatoes - with gravy
Then he'd try to tell me he was eating something "colorful" because the next item was mac & cheese.

But the next year he discovered girls and his eating habits improved and today at 23 he's in great shape. (Ripped I think it's called.) I'd say he's done a complete turn around.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Petunia Face said...

My child subsists on milk and maybe a banana every other day.

But I gotta admit, that beige sandwich looks tasty...

4:47 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

My 9 y/o wants to be a vegetarian and she does eat some veggies ~ loves pasta with butter but I'm not keen on the idea. My older daughter tried it but ended up having an iron deficiency thru puberty. Sometimes ya just need red meat!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Ah, yes. Beige food. I have one of those children in my house. All shades of white and brown with no gooey foods. Some orange or reds find their ways in, but rarely a green will cross his lips...

7:31 PM  

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