The things that will never make it in the baby books and other musings from a stay at home mom

Friday, January 28, 2005

What kind of a preschooler would pick cabbage as a favorite food?

In music class today, we sang a song about food growing on a tree, and the teacher went around the room to ask each child what he or she liked to eat. We sang about an apple tree, a carrot tree and a cabbage tree before we got to Julia, and with each healthy choice selected by a child before us, I got more and more nervous.

Sure enough, Julia wanted to sing about a hot dog tree. And I have to say, I'm very proud of myself for just smiling and singing along and never once giving voice to the Mother's guilt inside of me screaming "really, she likes peas a lot too..."

Cabbage. Sheesh.


At 6:43 PM, Blogger Gretchen C. said...

The children singing about apples, carrots or cabbage were blackmailed or brainwashed by their parents. There isn't a kid alive who honestly prefers that stuff.

If Sam sang that song, I'll bet he would sing about a Pop Tart tree. Talk about embarrassing.

At 3:02 AM, Blogger Gina said...

Well, we'd be singing about the Dora FruitSnack tree which, as we all know, is really CANDY disguised to look like a healthy snack...bull's CANDY, people...CANDY

At 9:49 AM, Blogger Steph said...

Ours would be the nuggets and fries tree! Or, she'd take it one step further and make it the McDonald's tree. ;-)

I would have the same urge ... "really, we do eat healthy stuff and she likes it too!"

At 9:08 AM, Blogger Joy said...

*blush* We'd be singing about a smarties tree or an ice cream cone tree.


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