In my previous life I was called Twinkles

Say it Rah-shay By Feb 02, 2009 6 Comments

6:32 ish

Desperately I scan the contents of the fridge and cabinets trying to pull a Macgyver. What can I put together with the ingredients on hand, that will be edible and that my kid will eat? Why do I even bother?

I am convinced that The Bee was a cat in a former life. How else can one explain the finicky nature of this child? She has some allergies that prevent her from eating most of the junk that I pollute my body with. The things she can eat will be ingested with a delicate nibble or two and then abandoned.

My nephew is sleeping over and he is the opposite: like Mikey he’ll eat any (and every) thing, gleefully filling his plate with food. He does have an aversion to condiments but he is only 7. He will clean his plate and ask for a snack (I am so glad that I won’t have to feed him when he gets to Middle School!).


The Bee’s eating habits remind me of The Toddler Diet without all of the gross parts. A nibble here, a nibble there and I’m full! As a person who has a love/hate/hate relationship with food, The Bee’s eating habits worry me. Her PCP says that she is growing well but he too is a string bean.

Breakfast for dinner solved the problem but as I wipe down the counter the butterflies return. How many nights can we eat pancakes before that too is turned away? How can I get sis, on yet another Ramsey kick, to cook without dairy this week? Does a bowl of cereal count for dinner (kidding, a little)

Cooking with fire,



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  1. mrsrkfj says:

    Don’t you be talkin’ bout my Ramsay!

    You wish you had my culinary skills.

  2. ~Rachée says:

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  3. ~Rachée says:

    I meant to say that I am not dogging Ramsey; au contraire. I am just looking for a few The Bee dishes.

  4. bettyl says:

    Cereal always counts as a meal, no matter the time!!

  5. That sounds tough. I wish I had advice to give, but as I am not a mom, I have no experience. I am sure you will figure something out soon.

  6. mrsrkfj says:

    Don’t you be talkin’ bout my Ramsay!

    You wish you had my culinary skills.

Your turn! Tell it to Rah-shay!