The 'veggie' thread

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Can someone block the 'veggie' thread on the welcome page from being able to be accessed from my account? I can't stay away, but it's making me crazy..... lol

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Jayce - posted on 04/22/2011

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@Becky - I've done the exact same thing. Peas are actually one of the veggies my son will eat.

@Amanda - I always serve visible veggies as well as hidden ones. I hope one day that my son will eat those on his plate along with the hidden ones. But I also have have another reason for sneaking veggies. It's a great way to work in an extra serving of veg.

Johnny - posted on 04/20/2011

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BBQ sauce, ketchup or cheese sauce gets most things eaten in my house. The worst was the ketchup/cheese sauce combo my hubby made for cauliflower once. Being a lying veggie sneak can't possibly be worse than that.

And Dana, I agree. Either some of those women didn't have kids who had reached that stage yet. Or they had very weird children who ate veggies. And in a few cases I think they were just battle axes whose children feared them and ate the vegetables lest they get their fingers chopped off.

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Just go to the thread, admin options up top and stop getting the notifications lol That's what I did this morning because it's just so stupid.

Johnny - posted on 04/19/2011

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I loved the comparison about telling grandma that your b-day gift was butt ugly. So true. I bet all these "I only ever tell the whole truth & nothing but the truth" mommies lie all the time without even thinking about it. Sort of like how they lie about never lying....

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Johnny - posted on 04/22/2011

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Oh, thank goodness. I thought I was the only weird kid who snuck to the bathroom to spit out the meat. My parents called me chipmunk cheeks because I tried storing everything in there instead of eating it.

Amanda - posted on 04/22/2011

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Yes I can see that too Johnny I wasn’t a fan of veggies as a child to, as well as roast beef (I would go to the washroom and spit that meat out in the toilet LOL), for sure not my parents faults just something I grew out of.

I noticed at my home when I make friends children’s plates they say "Oh you don’t like that", or pick off the veggies off their own plate and I watch their children do the same thing. Btw these same children when at my home without their parents eat everything on their plates LOL. So I have always wondered just how much do we actually influence our children’s eating habits without even notice we are doing it.

Johnny - posted on 04/22/2011

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I don't have this problem with my daughter. But having been a very picky eater, it had nothing to do with my parents not serving veggies in good ways and they demonstrated it to me by them eating veggies all the time. They served them raw, baked, pureed, with cheese, grilled, in sauces.... I could go on. I could not stand the taste as a kid. It literally made me gag and have shivers run through my body. I frankly think that I just have very strong taste buds or something. I grew out of it and now I eat loads of veggies. But I have to disagree when people sort of blame the parents for the problem. I never heard anyone expressing ickiness at veggies, I disliked them entirely on my own.

Amanda - posted on 04/22/2011

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Im going to hop in on this one and risk getting my head bitten off LOL. I dont think hiding veggies is lying, but I dont agree with hiding veggies if you arent putting the SAME veggies on the side of the plate while trying to encourage your child to eat them. Of course I have never had a picky eater, so I cant really relate to parents whos children wont eat veggies. But I wonder if my kids arent picky eatters because they never see mom or dad being picky, or because mom is pretty set rules about her not being a short order cook, and you will eat what is given to you. Shurgs. I guess I am saying as long as veggies are served along side of the hidden veggies there isnt really a problem at all.

Becky - posted on 04/22/2011

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I hide broccoli and cauliflower in pasta because my husband refuses to eat them. He swears if I ever tried it, he'd know, but he didn't, so pfffffft to him! lol!
Cole won't eat any veggies except corn and the occassional carrot, unless I hide them. But, the other night I bribed him to eat a pea by telling him he could have a sip of my coke if he did (I know, mother of the year, I am! lol) and he ended up cleaning up the peas off my plate! So it was worth it in my book! Now if I could just get him to eat spinach and broccoli by doing that!

Becky - posted on 04/22/2011

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I hide broccoli and cauliflower in pasta because my husband refuses to eat them. He swears if I ever tried it, he'd know, but he didn't, so pfffffft to him! lol!
Cole won't eat any veggies except corn and the occassional carrot, unless I hide them. But, the other night I bribed him to eat a pea by telling him he could have a sip of my coke if he did (I know, mother of the year, I am! lol) and he ended up cleaning up the peas off my plate! So it was worth it in my book! Now if I could just get him to eat spinach and broccoli by doing that!

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Roxanne is obsessed with carrots, celery and hummus right now! As a matter of fact, that's all she had for dinner last night.

Johnny - posted on 04/20/2011

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That was me in a nutshell as a kid. No sauce, and if the food touched, it was over. I spent hours of my childhood sitting at the dinner table battling with my parents over food. That is some of my clearest childhood memories. So NOT worth it!

Joanna - posted on 04/20/2011

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Paige won't eat anything with sauce on it, either. Nothing messy! And heaven forbid her food touches each other!

Stifler's - posted on 04/20/2011

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When Logan turned 1 he stopped eating. He would eat like 1 bite of his food and then throw the rest. We started putting BBQ sauce on it and he started eating again now he just eats with no sauce.

Joanna - posted on 04/20/2011

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Luckily Paige loves fruit. I could give her a plate with a cupcake and grapes/apples/cantaloupe/etc, and she'd pick the fruit first everytime.

Amber - posted on 04/20/2011

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All the stupid people keep liking my post because they seem to think I agree with them. That's not really what I said, but whatever. I didn't care enough to go back and clarify that I don't agree with them.

I just said there are other things to do than give a cupcake, and that I wouldn't give the cupcake all the time. I didn't explicitly say hiding it was good. If I'd have realized they would think I was agreeing with them, I just wouldn't have posted! ;) lol

Sneaky - posted on 04/20/2011

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I've got one of those too Joanna. She is almost five now and she is slowly, slowly starting to try new things again now (with a lot of bribing!). She will hopefully grow out of it :o)

Dana - posted on 04/20/2011

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Joanna my son (2 1/2) used to eat all fruits and veggies, now he won't eat any. I might get a bite or two of banana into him. It drives me nuts. I'm hoping he'll outgrow it at some point.

Which is why someone's post in that thread really had me laughing out loud because you could tell her child was young and hadn't hit that stage where they just refuse to eat something that they loved before.

Joanna - posted on 04/20/2011

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Tracey... She used to be a GREAT eater, eating anything we'd put in front of her. Then she stopped eating things that were green, them veggies altogether. She won't eat anything I cook, so I can't sneak them into her. I've withheld food thinking if she was hungry she'd eat - nope, she just didn't eat and got sick. Withheld treats, games, tv, etc, I even have bribed her. But she's 3 1/2 and in that phase where she won't eat new things, or things she hasnt eaten in awhile. She sees something and declares dramatically "I don't like it, it's awful, it makes me sick!" I still put them on her plate every meal with hopes.



End of story, sorry for the rambling.



Oh, and ever since reading this yesterday I've had the urge to watch Elf. And eat things doused in syrup.





*edited to fix spelling on a word and add, my girl's new response to food she doesn't want is "it has dairy in it!" I realized when I turn down food with dairy in it (I can't have any since my breastfed baby is sensitive) she probably thinks dairy means it's yucky and I don't want it. Oops!

Dana - posted on 04/20/2011

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Yes, Emma but, being equally ridiculous doesn't ride the lines of No T.H.U.M.P.S. :)

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Bahahaha!!! I must be the most rotten evil momma on the planet! God forgive me...I'm the veggie-momster!!! :p

Stifler's - posted on 04/20/2011

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Noo the worst bit is there were people agreeing! They were all "I agree this is deception! Easter bunny santa god blahblah"

Dana - posted on 04/20/2011

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Yeah, sorry Marina, it hit 200 posts, which is when we shut them down. It's was pretty much on the verge of being locked anyhow. It was just pages and pages of telling the OP how stupid, ridiculous, or crazy she was...in so many words.

Johnny - posted on 04/20/2011

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Meh, I'm enjoying it. It helps me know who the morons out there are.

Bonnie - posted on 04/20/2011

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"It is like a train wreck, you cannot help but look"

There are a lot of threads like that.

Sneaky - posted on 04/20/2011

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Why, oh why has it not been locked yet???? Please someone (anyone?) end the madness!

Sneaky - posted on 04/20/2011

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Joanna can I ask why your daughter does not eat veggies? I am so NOT judging, I assume that you are not even close to being a bad parent!

Joanna - posted on 04/20/2011

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Aw man, if I went there I'd be labeled worst parent in the world... My daughter hasn't eaten a veggie, hidden or "truthful" (I like the term truthful veggie now), in almost 2 years.

Erin - posted on 04/20/2011

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That thread is retarded. I looked a few days ago, but may have to go lurking again lol.

Stifler's - posted on 04/19/2011

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My husband just eats whatever I cook. My kid does too but I'm not against hiding vegetables in things and certainly don't think it's "deception" or lying to do it. My kid is only 15 months so he hasn't really reached the "mum... i don't LIKE this it's GROSS" stage.

Johnny - posted on 04/19/2011

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Nope. I keep my hubby in a constant state of fear. He cleans his plate! ;-)

Truthfully, I don't have an issue. Besides beets, hubby likes all vegetables. Probably it was being raised on a farm by vegetarians. If he wanted to eat...

Sarah - posted on 04/19/2011

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So... just a thought, maybe this should be a S/O, but does anyone do that with their husbands/significant others? Otherwise he won't eat veggies like brussel sprouts, zucchini, or even asparagus, all of which I love.

Johnny - posted on 04/19/2011

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Oh FFS. I brought this up with some old folks I had dinner w/ tonight. They thought it was so ridiculous. I think you ladies are right, the sanctimommies may well be sancti-grannies with too much time on their hands and no DIL around to harass at the moment.

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Well Tracey, don't you know the laundry rules? I mean, come on woman! LOL
And yeah, I'd say that your MIL and those "anti-veggie-hiding-NEVER-lie-to-their-kids" girls on the veggie thread....control issues for sure.

Sneaky - posted on 04/19/2011

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NO Jennifer . . . . . .don't you dare play nice!!!!! What would be the fun in that???

I still can not believe they saying that I am damaging my children by feeding them veggies - the WRONG WAY!!!!!!!!!

Are we getting punked???

Every time I go back to it I am reminded of the day my MIL told me that I was hanging out my laundry the wrong way. Really? REALLY??? There is just a level of control issues there that I can not even get my head around - women that have TOO MUCH time on their hands and no lives or hobbies (you will note that the OP of the veggies thread had adult children . . .).

Sal - posted on 04/19/2011

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i loved elf too i took my son to see it and he laughed him self off the seat and got somehow stuck and my sis and i were laughing so much we couldn't help him ....

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I'm too honest w/ my kids WAY too much, but even I'm not perfect. I do need to learn how to lie better though. When my son asks me in the middle of the night if the bedroom door is still locked I can't bring myself to just say 'yes' to keep him from making me get out of bed and relock it. I used to be able to settle him by just saying 'it's fine', but he doesn't buy it anymore and I HAVE to get up and relock it or he will.

I know... that has nothing to do w/ veggies....

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Krista, the year Elf came out on DVD, I was working at Blockbuster and one of the "perks" was that we got to watch it before it hit the shelves. Steve and I LOVED it and ended up buying a copy for ourselves and one for some friends of ours who, at the time, had a 5 or 6 year old daughter. Thought they'd love it. I thought it was a great Christmas present for them. Good family fun. They HATED that movie and actually brought it into my work one night to exchange it! The NERVE! LOL But Steve & I, to this day, still say to each other, "But I love you!"

Krista - posted on 04/19/2011

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I'm picturing Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, standing in my kitchen and loudly hissing, "You cook at an oven of LIES!!!"

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ROFL Krista!!! LIES, I SAY, LIIIIIIESSSSSS!
I just wanna go on there so bad and say "Holy Guacamole!" or something stupid like that lol

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