As we were leaving for the library (for storytime):
I: I'm HUNGRY.
Me: Ok. We will eat lunch as soon as we get home. (Not concerned as we had just finished breakfast within the hour).
Leaving the library:
I: Mom, I'm really hungry.
Me: Ok. I was planning on heating up the leftover taco casserole for lunch.
I: Yuck. I don't want that. I want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Upon our return home, Isaiah makes himself a pb+honey+j sandwich. I foolishly think lunch is going to go smoothly....
After finishing his sandwich (and putting his nose up to the grapes I was serving his sisters):
I: I'm still hungry. Can I have some cheese?
Me: Sure. There is cottage cheese or cheddar cheese...
Isaiah gets out the cottage cheese only to declare it "too watery". So I slice him some cheddar cheese:
I: What are these lines on the cheese?!?!? (Visibly distraught at this point.)
Me: Marks from the package. It's good cheese. Eat it!
Isaiah takes a tentative nibble:
I: What is this? It doesn't taste like cheese!
Me: Cheese. Real cheddar cheese. It does taste like cheese. Good cheese.
I: No it doesn't. It doesn't taste like cheese!
(At this point Charlotte gladly eats Isaiah's doesn't-taste-like-cheese-cheese-slices).
I: What else can I eat?
I: What else?
He reluctantly goes to the fridge and retrieves the bag of carrots:
I: I can't eat these! They have white on them!!! What is that?!?
Me: Carrots. Dry carrots.
I: Yuck! I can't eat white carrots! What else can I eat?
Isaiah looks in the fridge....desperate for something edible:
I: Can I have the leftover fish?
Me: Sure. (When will I ever learn?!)
After heating up and serving him the requested fish:
Me: Isaiah don't play with it. Take a bite.
I: I can't. It's too wet!!
...long dramatic pause as Isaiah picks at the fish some more....
I: Mom, can I have some taco casserole? I'm hungry.
Me: No. No you may not because I am eating the "yucky taco casserole". You can eat your fish.
I: But it's too wet!
Me: Ok. Well then you can go to your room for rest time. Lunch is over.
Isaiah stomping off...
That's where you are wrong hungry-child-of-mine, it is going to be the worst day ever once you discover that for snack I am serving white carrots, sliced cheese and wet fish! Oh and if you don't eat it for snack, guess what we are having for dinner?!?