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I don’t like that, Mommy!

Mister has found a new favorite phrase… “I don’t like that, Mommy!”

Most typically uttered at the dinner table, when I put his dinner in front of him.  Before he even takes a bit… “I don’t like that, Mommy.”

How in the world can he know he doesn’t like it if he hasn’t even taken a bite?


Tonight, I served peas with dinner.

“I don’t like that, Mommy!” Mister bemoans when I put his plate down.

To which I reply, “Mister, you haven’t tried it yet, which means you can’t say you don’t like it.  Why do you think you won’t like it?”

“It’s green.”


Excuse me?  It’s green?  It’s yucky because it’s green?  You can’t eat it because it’s green?


Now I have two green haters in the house.

He certainly doesn’t get his food color snobbery from me!

Of course, the last six days of this week, the food he claimed not to like was not green.  It just so happened that tonight he had a comeback when I asked him why he didn’t like it.

So, I am at my wits end.

Now what do I do?  Did you have a food color snob in your home?  Is it just a phase?  How did you conquer it?

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Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. My elder son, Josh was like that when he was little. I used to hide his greens inside those shell pasta or disguise them in the form of patties, courgettes etc.

    • Veronica- from your response, I am thinking I may need to invest in the Deceptively Delicious cookbook. LOL. How long was Josh a food snob?

  2. I am so grateful that my daughter is a wonderful eater! Heck, at 9 months old she was trying to chomp on celery! The other day on the way home from daycare I asked if she wanted a snack and she said “got cucumbers?”

    So I have no advice…other than try to make it sound interesting. Lily loves to be intriduced to new foods and words so I just say “this is something new – it’s called asparagus!” and she tries it, and usually likes it. I’m so lucky!

  3. Barbara Higgins says:

    Just tell him Pa Pa says to eat green things. He does! Love

  4. Oh sorry but I giggled at the “It’s Green” comment. I usually dish up Owen a small bit of food he may not of had before and explain he doesn’t get any treats until he at least tries his food and finishes dinner … usually works … usually.

  5. Lol I’ve been through that with my 5 year old … we actually did this the other day lol. I think that it’s just his way of having some control over the situation and still trying to get the whole independence thing and pushing those boundaries lol.