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Photo 17: Time (a letter to Madeline)

The prompt for February Photo Challenge picture #17 was: Time.

The time depicted in this photo is "time to eat your zucchini."


Dear Madeline,


It is not the end of the world.  It's only zucchini.

I know it's a little mushy, and it's cold because you've been pushing it around on the tray with your index finger for twenty minutes.

I won't make you eat it again, if it means that much to you.

But I have it deeply ingrained from my own childhood that there are starving children in Africa.

And let's not forget that I let you eat 4,000 Fruity Yogurt Bites for dinner last night instead of something containing actual nutrition.

So sweet, adorable baby daughter - right now, it's time.  Time to suck it up and just eat your damn zucchini, already.

Please.

Love and kisses,
Mommy

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14 comments:

  1. I know you already know this, but:

    1) That was a great post
    b) She is soooooooo cute.
    III) She does what she wants.

    LG

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  2. 3rdparty,
    A) thanks
    two) for real
    3) sigh, I know :)

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  3. Ah, yes, the food showdowns. (Cue music to The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.) RC is extremely picky, but I got a wild hair to make him try hot lunch at school. The OTHER kids eat it. We discussed hot lunch, and how he didn't have to eat what he didn't want to. I thought all was good...and then I received THE NOTE from THE TEACHER. It indicated that upon receipt of the hot lunch, RC freaked out, screamed, cried, and KICKED saying that he didn't want to eat it. The note also proclaimed RC's behavior was UNACCEPTABLE for a 4 year old. (Really? Do tantrums stop at 3? Perhaps they are less frequent, and quite irritating, yes). Needless to say, we won't be trying hot lunch again anytime soon. Sigh.

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  4. kc, not THE NOTE from THE TEACHER (insert scream from Psycho)! Is it wrong that I'm laughing at the mental image of the Cub having a tantrum over hot lunch?

    If 4 year olds are supposed to be too mature for tantrums, then some major changes have been made in child development since J & Z were that age. You might slip a note back to school letting her know it's "UNACCEPTABLE" for the teacher to write snarky notes to parents before counting to 10 and putting the event into context, that context being A CLASSROOM FULL OF TODDLERS. Um, duh.

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  5. Following you back via RSS from So Easy Being Green! Thanks for linking up with us at Mom Blog Monday yesterday!

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  6. I love the idea of a photo challenge and don't worry my son ate chex mix last night for dinner. Following you from the Monday blog hop.

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  7. Thanks, Lindsey - welcome aboard!

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  8. Christy, thanks for joining up! And the Chex Mix thing makes me feel much better. :)

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  9. Kids and food, some days a never ending battle, other days, a battle not worth fighting. We like Eggo Waffles for dinner frequently :)

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  10. We're big fans of breakfast for dinner too, Em S! And if the whole meal can be cooked in the toaster, even better. :)

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  11. Lol- this is so sweet. I know what you mean about the yogurt melts. My daughter would survive solely on those if she could.

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  12. Mallory - you should've seen her at lunch today - my husband gave her one or two to tide her over until I got Real Food ready, and when I brought her the Real Food she looked at me like I was out of my skull. "Where are the yougurt melts," she glared. ;) Glad we're not alone!

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  13. That is a perfect photo capture with that little princess tear and everything. :)

    She is ADORABLE - and you're not alone...Princess Nagger is one of the pickiest eaters I know, and Little Dude is following her lead. *sigh* Never ending battle. :)


    Stinky Cats

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  14. Be strong, Stacy! One day our children WILL eat vegetables! Probably. Maybe.

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