Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hey, Chicken!

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?"
"YES," they'd reply, "but it kinda hurts our teeth, don't cook it so long next time."

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?


The Photodiarist said...

Oh . . . that's funny!

Mariabei said...

Oh that was hilarious... hahaha!!
I just had to come across and see what you'd written in a post called "Hey Chicken"!! Glad I did!

Rajesh said...

What an idea.

Lucy said...

That is funny. What we do to keep our kids happy.

Buy WoW Mage said...

hahahaha. that is amusingXD