Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Adventures in brown bagging - Uh oh Spaghetti-Os edition

It's hard to eat the same lunch at the same time when one of said lunchers has asked for crappy food.

MM was disappointed to hear that I, his mama, would be eating a different lunch, albeit at the same time. "But...but...mama, don't you like Spaghetti-Os?"

No, my little man. I Do Not Like Spaghetti-Os. Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee Beef Ravioli, yes. Spaghetti-Os, no.

"So what are YOU bringing for lunch today?"

I have a lovely veal cutlet sandwich made with leftovers from last night (Wegman's hormone-free, pen-free veal).

"But...but...mama. That's not what I'm having."

I know. You, you my little man, are having exactly what you asked for. (shudder) Spaghetti-Os with meatballs. Enjoy them.

"(Big sigh) Alright. But you don't know what you're missing."


Magpie said...

I offered to put some ratatouille in my kid's lunchbox. She declined, in favor of a jelly sandwich.

kathy a. said...

i think my daughter would have starved to death, had she not had spaghettios [and mac&cheese, the occasional ravioli].

April D said...

This made me giggle since I've NEVER liked Spagetti O's. How awesome though to try and instill the lesson that it is OKAY to not eat what everyone else is eating; to eat what YOU want because it is tasty and what you want. :)

susan said...

That is pretty darn funny--I always thought that the sauce in spaghettios tasted kinda funny, but we have similar conversations around here with CG is trying to convince me that mixing ketchup and maple syrup is just the thing for breakfast with pancakes.