Sorry, That’s Not On Tonight’s Menu

I can’t even begin to explain to you how picky my son is when it comes to eating. In fact, it’s just downright embarrassing that things have gotten this out of hand. He is now a vegetarian (he likes animals TOO much), and so we have to order him cheese pizza. (Hand-tossed, only, thank you very much.) Then, he rips off the cheese, and just eats the crust. He loves macaroni and cheese, from the blue box, will eat raw red onions, and plain pasta with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and salt. That’s about it.

I decided to put my foot down and insist that he have at least one bite of whatever I fix. I pardoned him on the meat… you don’t have to eat meat if you’re truly a vegetarian, but do eat some cheese. After three days of this (yes, he did finally take his token bites, without too much fuss), he decided to take matters into his own hands a create a menu for me.

Using a ruler, he carefully mapped out his grid, and set to work. I’m telling you — this is my dream come true. And, I didn’t even have to ask for it. See image below.

Here’s a few of the samplings from our menu:

  • Toackos (tacos) and frute. (Fruit).
  • Chesey sandwich and fute.
  • Maccorroni and cheese, frute and vegys.
  • Pizzy (Pizza), which always includes an icon.. such as a smiley face, or the infamous triangle.

Pizza is a popular item… as you can see from the illustration.

When he ran out of ideas, he left those days blank, and told me those meals are “special occasions.”

“Like what?”

“You know, you can grill out on those nights… but I won’t be eating, just so you know.”

Tonight was a busy, busy sports night… I made a last-minute call to order pizza. That boy looked at me with the most serious look on his face and said, “I’m sorry, but that’s just not on the menu. You’ll have to wait until Sunday for that.”

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2 comments on “Sorry, That’s Not On Tonight’s Menu
  1. Oh you have your hands full there. The BA is not a great meat eater either (grew up in the UK without beef cos of Mad Cow disease and without lamb or pork cos it was too expensive. We ate a LOT of turkey) She too would pull the cheese off a pizza and eat the crust 🙁
    Now at 15 I am considering having her iron levels tested as she is constantly tired….I don’t think she gets enough protein….
    I would quite like a menu like this actually. Takes all the decision making out of dinner!!

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