|One of only three entrees liked enough to cut through the end of day "hangry" (tiredness and hunger). The other two meals are pizza and mac and cheese.|
The kids know all the jargon about eating healthy: yes to organic veggies, weird grains and legumes, and mushy bananas; no to trans fats, processed food with unpronounceable ingredients, and truly outrageous amounts of sugar (moderately outrageous amounts are OK on occasion). But when they come home from a long day, finding out what's to eat and showing howling displeasure has become a ritual.
When the kids are less tired they generally eat, and enjoy (although they won't admit it), a decent variety of food. I understand as the martyr of the kitchen it is my role to ever expand their circle of food and suffer for it. I will take abuse for my kids' ultimate culinary, physical, and spiritual growth. Several times my daughter has requested emotional counseling due to the dinner menu. Onward and upward, I say.
My advice to the kids is that they should have planned better and been born to parents with a subscription to a CSD -- a weekly delivery of community supported doughnuts. In the meantime, have some more kale.