Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I need some chocolate for my nose

So much for French cuisine. This kid's palate just ain't the sophisticated type.

Food just ain't her thing. When I say food, I mean that stuff that we ingest which actually contains nutrients, protein, essential vitamins-- things a body needs to grow and prosper.

What she does need, as far as she is concerned: Is chocolate, sweeties, sugar and honey.

"Isla. Do you want breakfast?" I ask her each morning. "Yeah," she says. "What do you want? Eggs, porridge, cereal and milk,or toast?"

"I want chocowet."

"Isla, It's lunch time. Are you ready for some noodles?"
"No. Noodles make'a me sick. I want some of those," she says, pointing up to the jar of bonbons sitting high on a shelf.

"You can't have bonbons for lunch, Isla. You need food for lunch."

"But I don't want food. I want candy."

"Isla, take some of this medicine for your stuffy nose, it will help you sleep."

"I don't need medicine for my nose. I need chocowet for my nose."

"Isla, I want you to eat your soup. Please eat your soup."


Eyes go big, voice grows impossibly soft-- "Can I have some Nutehwa (Nutella) ?

"Isla it's time to brush your teeth."

"Noooooooooooo! I'm not brushin' my teef. I don't wike brushin' my teef. Brushin my teef makes me sick."

If you don't brush your teef, you won't get any more sugar, ever, for the rest of your entire life."

"It's okay, I don't want any more sugar." "Can I have some licowish (licorace)?"


mooserbeans said...

I feel your pain. Lily will only willingly eat sweets or some bread. I'll ask her to eat her dinner and she replies "I'm not hungry for this. My tummy is hungry for something not healthy."

Clare said...

Sugar is like television - they (kids and dads) can never get enough of it, and we (health-conscious mums) resist the facility of giving in as much as possible. My kids sit down to eat and ask for dessert before the first forkful has even been swallowed (we're still working on NOT talking with a mouthful!). And France isn't the best country to fight the sugar demon!! Good luck Betsy - hope you have more success than I do... :))

Brooke G. said...

I am certain that "chocowhat" makes MY nose feel better!!!
What? It does! Seriously.

Daria said...

Well, I don't blame her about the Nutella - yummmmmmm!!!

Jolyn said...

Oh, what a sweetie. She just needs something to match those adorable tights, no? It's a wonder some of these kids ever grow up, in the realest sense of the word. Keep up the good fight.

Kingsmom said...

My goodness she is cute.

Andi said...

Can I tell you that Isla has a soul sister in my daughter Bridget? They are the same age, same size, have the same sleep issues and personalities. She also has an older sister that is tall for her age (and average build) and an excellent eater.
If she had her way, she would subsist on sugar and a few pork products. It helps me to know that she has a kindred spirit and that I have someone (you!) dealing with the same things.

Steph said...

I've spent the last two days fighting off a bag of brownies and losing, so I probably shouldn't even bother commenting here....

Stephanie said...

"Can I have ice cream?" That is what my son asks for breakfast. Glad to read I'm not the only one going through this. I have a friend who says they have not introduced their 2 year old to any sweets. Makes me feel like a bad mom, because my 3 1/2 year old asks for sweets all the time.

Emma said...

Yes, Ruby says exactly the same thing! "Got any chocwet?" when asked what she wants for lunch. Loved the photo of Isla in those stockings and sandals... too cute! She is just gorgeous.

Jen said...

Umm, there must be some mistake. I believe Isla must be MY child. If this was a just world, chocolate *would* be a food group.

Irishmama7 said...

So sweet and adorable! My LO loves his chocowet too. His latest is 'Mom can I have a treat for good behavoirs?'

kelly said...

As the Chenille Sisters say "Chocolate is Love"

Or as my daughter says: chockwit


sorry for the huge link. i couldn't find it on iTunes.

Betsy said...

So funny I am just seeing these comments weeks later. However neglected this blog is, it means so much to me when people stop in and say hi. Though I don't deserve it because I rarely have the time to stop in to your blogs anymore.
We recently got internet service at the farmhouse so that may change soon......
Thanks all-- off to serve up some ice cream bars to the kids.