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Mommy, What Can I Eat

The most popular question in my house right now is, “Mommy, what can I eat?”  Most often proffered by my son, who appears to have an endless gut.  The kid is always hungry.  ALWAYS. It doesn’t matter the time of day or night, or whether he ate five minutes ago or five hours ago.  If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear he had a tape worm.  If he were an animal, I’d invest in some tape worm tablets, just to be safe.


So, the other night, we have a conversation that goes something like this…

Mister: “Mommy, what can I eat.”
Me: “There are carrots and peas in the pantry with your name on them.”
Mister: “Nuh uh.”
Me: “Yes huh.”
Mister: “Show me!”

So, I did what any other Mom, trapped by her own words, would do… cans with his name on them

I sneaked into the pantry with a black Sharpie, found a can of carrots and a can of peas, and wrote his name on them.  Carrying them out of the pantry, with Sharpie neatly tucked into my pocket, I said, “See, they have your name on them.”

Mister: “That’s cool.  Can I have some?” He ate nearly 2/3 of the carrots and a bowl full of peas!

Last night he asked for “more of those peas and carrots that have my name on it.”

No Sneaky Chef required!

My only regret?

That I didn’t think of writing his name on cans sooner!

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About Virginia

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. That’s so funny. What a great way to get him to eat veg.

  2. that’s awesome!!

  3. Hmm,,,I need to try! My son isn’t big on veggies at all!

  4. Genius!! Why didn’t I think of that!

  5. Genius idea! Love the new look, btw.

  6. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!

    My daughter LOVES carrots and peas

  7. Kids are so funny like that. Hope it continues to work and is a great way to get him to eat his veggies.

  8. Wow, smart!! Very enticing 🙂

  9. fantastic!!!! i’ll have to try that.

  10. That is such a great idea! I used to tell my kids that squash casserole was pie, and they couldn’t have any until they ate their dinner. It worked every time!

  11. You are brilliant!