Little White Lie, Sort Of

Little White Lie, Sort Of

Since he’s had teeth, our seven-year-old has refused to eat bread or buns. Says he doesn’t like them. Rather than a “real” hamburger or hot dog, he’ll consume the meat and goes no further than that.

Until today, possibly?

We baked croissants for lunch and convinced him to try one because of their “fancy-schmancy name”. He was impressed and was all for it, devouring one in a couple minutes.

We then asked him if he would try a hamburger with his croissant in the future. “Oh yeah, I love hamburgers, those would taste great together!”

We wonder now how we can con him into brushing his teeth. Or cleaning up his room? How says parenting can’t be manipulative.

Jeff Hackett