Saturday, April 11, 2009

Kids say the darndest shit, v. 1

The other day, Older Daughter was refusing to eat the carrots out of her soup. She often picks one component of any given meal and declares that she won't be eating it. There's not much we can do about it, but I half-assedly tried to convince her to eat her carrots this time.
Me: You know, some people call carrots nature's candy.
OD: And SOME people call them nature's potty drunk!
It's pretty hard to argue with that kind of logic.

Carrots on a typical Friday night, fighting the loneliness with booze and casual sex

And yes, I am aware that nobody has ever called carrots "nature's candy." It's never too early to instill a child with an appreciation for inanity.


  1. ahhh, the google images search for "potty drunk"...a classic.

  2. Actually, that picture is from the awesome "Sorry I Missed Your Party" blog. You don't want to see any of the pictures that accompanied that one.

  3. haha lol. my aunt used to make her 5 kids take a "no thank you bite". i guess it was pretty effective.

  4. haha lol is redundant. oops.

  5. we call it a "try it bite" and it has been the bloody field of many a parenting battle/fail in this house.

    my main problem, i think, is lacking conviction. i am all "you have to try it!" and she's all "nooooooooooooo i would rather starve to deeeaaaaaaaath" and i'm all "oh well i don't want you to die. here, have a cupcake..."