Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Split-Pea, Split-a-Gut

My friend, Diane, was babysitting her young grandson, who was lamenting about how "grandmas always make you clean your plate." She shared a childhood memory of her own:

"When I was a little girl, my mom made me eat everything on my plate, too. In fact, I
remember a time when she insisted that I eat a bowl of pea soup that she had served me. I refused to eat it, and I remember sitting there til almost midnight."

The little boy listened intently and then went off to play.

Fifteen minutes later, the troubled tyke returned and asked,

"Grandma, did your mom really pee in your soup???"


  1. Haha!
    That's too funny!

  2. LOL The literal way kids think. I love it!

  3. bwahahhahahaaaaa

    be careful what you say!!

  4. LOL too funny! LOL about the 403 thing. No I don't weigh that much. It was like 401K, but our hospital doesn't offer 401k's. :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

  5. Heeeheeehe~out of the mouths of babes! Just crack me up!

    God bless and have a super day!!!

  6. Just recently I put some peas on a co-workers desk and said I p'd on her desk. I'm still a child...LOL

  7. That is brilliant! I love seeing (or hearing) the world through our children. It is extra funny to me right because we've been working on body parts with my three year old daughter and currently she is obsessed with her brother's "peanut". I'm not sure he is going to appreciate that later but right now we are all rolling in laughter!

  8. Lol gotta love little kids and what they hear!

  9. Wow, does this ever bring back memories. I was a fussy eater as a kid, and there were a lot of things I didn't like, including veggies. And I was as stubborn as they come. Problem was, I got it from my dad.

    If there was something on my plate that I didn't like, I wasn't going to eat it. PERIOD. More than once I can remember my dad making me sit there at the table until I ate whatever is was (usually peas), and we would have a standoff. There were a few times when I actually sat there until midnight falling asleep in the chair, but I WOULD NOT eat those peas. To this day, my dad enjoys bringing up this story too, just to let my children know how stubborn I was as a kid.

  10. We were eating chicken the other night and I asked my 4 year old if he understood that we were eating a chicken.
    He looked at me and said, "yeah chicken, not like a chicken chicken but food chicken."
    I asked him if he thought it weird that both were called the same thing.
    "Because people like to pretend they are eating real chickens, so they can cluck."he replied

    Too much. Kids are awesome.

  11. Whoa! I didn't see that coming. Too funny!!!

  12. Cute!
    I can remember sitting at the table one time because I didn't want to eat my meat....so I put it in my milk and announced I was done! Got away with it too! Or else we would chew it up and spit in on our napkins and then excuse ourselves from the table and throw our napkins away fast! Maybe this is why I am a vegetarian, have been for 20 yrs now!

  13. That's a darling story! And it's about how I feel about split pea, too.

  14. Cute. I remember the days of cleaning your plate. I don't know where I went wrong but I can't seem to get my 8 year old to do it.

  15. Melani, for a second there, I thought you were one of my sisters, since those strategies are the same ones I used! (and maybe my sisters did, too :) The old drop-the-liver-in-the-milk trick worked every time, haha.

    Matty, I never would have guessed. Are you still that picky?

    Kerri, that's really cute. I do love preschoolers and the way they think :)

  16. I don't think I would have eaten that soup.

  17. I'm pretty sure I'd have needed clarification on that point at his age as well. Can't blame a dude for askin'!


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