Friday, August 3, 2012

Picky Much?

So my daughter had a friend over today that has never been to our house before.

I told them we were having sandwiches for dinner (it's hot, and I'm broke, what can I say?), and this little girl says, "I only like one kind of sandwich. I only like peanut butter and jelly with extra jelly, and I only like certain kinds of jelly so I'll have to look at your jelly first, and I only like Cheetos not any other chips."

The response from me: "Well, you're probably going to be hungry then."

I guess in my younger-mothering days I would've been more sensitive, but unfortunately this girl got the I've-been-there-done-that mom that I am now.

That was not the end of her pickiness either. Probably won't be back for another playdate. Just sayin'.

I've had a lot of kids at my house, but that was a bit much.


Momza said...

It makes you wonder if that's really how this child lives or if she's just making those decisions as she goes?!
So funny. Having been in similar situations before, I'm like you--
"This is what we have, you're welcomed to it, if not, that's okay too."

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I knew there was a reason I liked you! I'm not a touchy feely mom with my own kids and I'm definitely not that way with neighbor kids.

I make them all say please and thank you, I don't feed them and I send them home when they don't get along.

We've got one who comes over and is always getting his "feelings hurt" over truly insignificant things. That stopped when I said, "I don't care about your feelings. Are you bruised or bleeding?" He said, "No". So I replied, "At our house we try and be nice to each other and get along. If you can't get along, you go home." And I sent the boy who was calling names home and I sent the boy who was complaining home. Funny how neither one was mine and yet they both came back the next day. It can't be that bad here...

LisAway said...

Oh! You should have rushed to the store for the proper jelly and some Cheetos! Ha!

I think there are things like that that my kids might do, but they would certainly expect to be told "tough luck, kid" if what they wanted/are used to wasn't available. :) They get plenty of "Tough luck!" around here. :)