I was talking to my boss today about food, likes/dislikes ~ it brought up a funny memory. As parents we often tell our kids things to get them to do what we want. I used this little trick whenever I fed my kids meat. They all liked chicken, so whether it was steak, fish, ham, pork chops, ribs etc...I told them it was chicken.
I thought it was brilliant & it worked!
They would sometimes complain, "This chicken's hard to chew! It doesn't look like the other kind," (it was steak). I quickly said, "I used a different sauce, and cooked it a little longer, besides there's different kinds of chicken, dark and light, but you like the taste don't you?"
This went on until they were in junior high school. When I finally decided it was time to come clean. I didn't want them out on a date telling a girl that the chicken was good while they ate steak. No one wants a bunch of little dummies!LOL
They were shocked to find out that there was actually meat other than chicken! hahahha
It served it's purpose for a time.
Do you have anything you told your kids or your parents told you growing up that makes you laugh now?