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“Pretentious Foodie” New Mom Doesn’t Understand Why Kid’s Menus Exist, So Parents Hilariously Explain It To Her
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“Pretentious Foodie” New Mom Doesn’t Understand Why Kid’s Menus Exist, So Parents Hilariously Explain It To Her

You make a lot of promises when you become a parent. To dress their tushies in the finest cotton, to get their hands on age-appropriate toys for learning, and to eat organic whole foods with none of that GMO crap. Fast forward a few mental breakdowns, and your child is devouring a chocolate Easter egg from last year he just scraped off your car’s floor mat. So when a new mom who’s also a “pretentious foodie” publicly declared her precious one won’t be eating from kid’s menus, tempered parents from all over the internet started bringing her back to reality. Scroll down to check out what they had to say!

(h/t scarymommy)

A new mom who’s also a “pretentious foodie” publicly declared her precious one won’t be eating from kid’s menus

Image credits: Emily Burnett (not the actual photo)

So tempered parents from all over the internet started hilariously bringing her back to reality

Image credits: quiddle (not the actual photo)

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Laugh Fan
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3 years ago

My favourite line from the ones above 'I remember what a great parent I was before I had kids...' Good luck mum, you are going to need it.

Daria B
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3 years ago

That's my favourite too. Also very relatable. I'm now raising a very ambitious non existent child. ♥

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Marcus Heslop
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3 years ago

Funny though some of these replies are it strikes me as a bit odd that these children are so picky. You eat what you are given as a child and develop your own likes and dislikes over time. It seems the parents in these replies gave up too early and gave them junk food. A lot of the replies seem to miss the real stupidity of the 'pretentious foodie mom' in that it's a complete waste of money ordering from the regular menu for a child as a lot of it will be wasted. If you really loved food and where it came from you wouldn't allow such waste.

Aunt Messy
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3 years ago

And if a kid doesn't like something, that's not the hill you should die on anyway. As long as they're willing to taste everything you give them, it's a Good Thing. One paediatrician summed it up this way, "No kid ever wilfully starved itself to death." ...///... My mother absolutely refused to cook different meals for different people in the house. She was too busy for that nonsense.

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Aunt Messy
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3 years ago

People freak out about what kids will eat. I know several kids who have never eaten off the kiddie menu and happily eat what their parents are having. NOT ONE of these parents ever did anything different. These parents don't have garbage like Kraft dinner in the house. They don't buy preprepared frozen anything. When they go out to eat, the kids can pick what they like off the menu and no one drops dead because there aren't any chicken fingers at the French restaurant. ...///.... ONLY American parents feed their kids garbage instead of adult food. That's twisted. Having spent a lot of time in France, I have to say that whenever I see a kid melt down in a restaurant, it's with an American family.

kate h
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3 years ago

This describes my parents. You ate what was cooked - it didn't even occur to us (5 kids) to ask for something else. The only 'battles' were over peas. We all hated peas. Mom gave in on that one and the rotation was broccoli, carrots, corn, (yeah I know that's not a great one), salad, and zucchini. We didn't go to nice restaurants often, but when we did we were excited because we got to have steak and sometimes shrimp. On the other hand, breakfast was bad: Allllll the cereal full of sugar because we could fix it ourselves, or packaged cinnamon rolls that didn't require anything heat related. I was excited when I was allowed to make toast, which I promptly doused with butter and cinnamon-sugar. LOL If my oldest sister watched us while the parents went out, it was burgers and rice-a-roni. We loved that shit.

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
3 years ago

My favourite line from the ones above 'I remember what a great parent I was before I had kids...' Good luck mum, you are going to need it.

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That's my favourite too. Also very relatable. I'm now raising a very ambitious non existent child. ♥

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Marcus Heslop
Community Member
3 years ago

Funny though some of these replies are it strikes me as a bit odd that these children are so picky. You eat what you are given as a child and develop your own likes and dislikes over time. It seems the parents in these replies gave up too early and gave them junk food. A lot of the replies seem to miss the real stupidity of the 'pretentious foodie mom' in that it's a complete waste of money ordering from the regular menu for a child as a lot of it will be wasted. If you really loved food and where it came from you wouldn't allow such waste.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years ago

And if a kid doesn't like something, that's not the hill you should die on anyway. As long as they're willing to taste everything you give them, it's a Good Thing. One paediatrician summed it up this way, "No kid ever wilfully starved itself to death." ...///... My mother absolutely refused to cook different meals for different people in the house. She was too busy for that nonsense.

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years ago

People freak out about what kids will eat. I know several kids who have never eaten off the kiddie menu and happily eat what their parents are having. NOT ONE of these parents ever did anything different. These parents don't have garbage like Kraft dinner in the house. They don't buy preprepared frozen anything. When they go out to eat, the kids can pick what they like off the menu and no one drops dead because there aren't any chicken fingers at the French restaurant. ...///.... ONLY American parents feed their kids garbage instead of adult food. That's twisted. Having spent a lot of time in France, I have to say that whenever I see a kid melt down in a restaurant, it's with an American family.

kate h
Community Member
3 years ago

This describes my parents. You ate what was cooked - it didn't even occur to us (5 kids) to ask for something else. The only 'battles' were over peas. We all hated peas. Mom gave in on that one and the rotation was broccoli, carrots, corn, (yeah I know that's not a great one), salad, and zucchini. We didn't go to nice restaurants often, but when we did we were excited because we got to have steak and sometimes shrimp. On the other hand, breakfast was bad: Allllll the cereal full of sugar because we could fix it ourselves, or packaged cinnamon rolls that didn't require anything heat related. I was excited when I was allowed to make toast, which I promptly doused with butter and cinnamon-sugar. LOL If my oldest sister watched us while the parents went out, it was burgers and rice-a-roni. We loved that shit.

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