Sometimes when you’re a parent, you gotta stretch the truth a bit for the greater good.
When it comes to eating, my two older kids are pretty good. My third one, my three-year-old, is still a work in progress.
Take for example, the other day. It was cold. I made grilled cheese sandwiches on Texas Toast with tomato soup. Does it get any better than that? Even used several kinds of cheese!
Anyway, my three-year-old balked. Wouldn’t touch the soup. But, I knew she was a ketchup girl. Likes it on everything. Even dips her bread in it. Sooooo, I said, “I can’t believe you’re not going to eat your ketchup soup! You LOVE ketchup!” She says, “oh I didn’t know,” and proceeds to down it. The WHOLE bowl, mind you. She’s eaten it ever since.
Last night we had “meat cupcakes with ketchup frosting”. They all ate it, except my husband. Maybe I should have said it was Bud Light Beef.
What’s your best dinner fib for the greater good?
Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.