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To have turned my nose up at this meal DD made?

(49 Posts)
CrohnicallyAnxious Tue 09-Dec-14 21:07:19

It was an egg. Just one whole egg. Cold, and served on a plastic plate. I'm not sure it was even cooked to be honest.

So AIBU to have cried and said 'don't want it!' (Which incidentally, is exactly what DD said when presented with her perfectly edible meal earlier).

DD seemed to think I was unreasonable, judging by the way she took my plate away, dumped it on the side in the kitchen and threw her hands up in the air.

Oakmaiden Tue 09-Dec-14 21:09:34

Uh... really?

WorraLiberty Tue 09-Dec-14 21:10:16

Please follow this up with "By the way, my DD is 21yrs old" fgrin

Oakmaiden Tue 09-Dec-14 21:12:48

I'm trying to work it out. Is the dd 18 months old and presenting the OP with a plastic egg on a plate? And the OP is getting her own back?

Or is it a reverse - the mother actually presented the child with a boiled egg and the child reacted as described?

Or am I just being very dim?

CaptainAnkles Tue 09-Dec-14 21:13:05

Nope, baffled.

CrohnicallyAnxious Tue 09-Dec-14 21:13:37

I just wondered what she'd do. I thought maybe it would give me an insight as to what she'd like me to do when she doesn't want her dinner.

Besides, I'd been served the same flipping egg at least a dozen times, and there's only so many times you can pretend to eat it and say 'mmm, that's delicious' before you want to change things up a bit.

Shakey1500 Tue 09-Dec-14 21:14:15

Well I'd maybe have said something similar or a split second to DS (7) but quickly reassured him I was joking swiftly followed by a "Of course I'm going to eat it after you took the trouble to cook it for me like I do for you and especially as it's so nutritious because it shows you want me to be healthy" etc etc blah blah.

Unless she is 4, in which case YABU smile

CrohnicallyAnxious Tue 09-Dec-14 21:14:26

oakmaiden almost. She's 2.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 09-Dec-14 21:14:44

grin OPs little one is a toddler.

Mine tried to pay me for her shopping with a trolley coin and some pocket fluff - how entitled!

trufflesnout Tue 09-Dec-14 21:14:54

Aw. Bit mean sad

ThinkIveBeenHacked Tue 09-Dec-14 21:15:06


CaptainAnkles Tue 09-Dec-14 21:15:22

Oh I see! grin

Oakmaiden Tue 09-Dec-14 21:16:25

I am dim. Because to start with I though - my goodness, how very ungrateful. And then I thought there must be more to it than that.

shuts self back in cupboard

StrattersThePreciousSnowflake Tue 09-Dec-14 21:16:37

Well, if you don't want to eat it, I can't see how you can object to her not eating it. Is this some sort of trick thread? confused

ClangerOnaComeDown Tue 09-Dec-14 21:18:37

I do this with ds - stamp my feet and wail 'I don't want it'.

He takes away my pudding and sends me out until I have a better attitude sad grin

MrMacadoo Tue 09-Dec-14 21:19:31

sorry to be a party pooper but i really hate threads like this

CrohnicallyAnxious Tue 09-Dec-14 21:22:03

hacked at least your toddler tried to pay for their shopping with their own earnings. I was given a handful of real money, which on closer inspection turned out to be mine, out of my purse.

SoonToBeMrsB Tue 09-Dec-14 21:23:28

MrMacadoo then hit 'back' on your browser and don't bother replying.

JennyBlueWren Tue 09-Dec-14 21:25:07

At nursery I send cups of coffee back for being too hot (they add milk) or make other awkward requests. Just to see what they say/do (and to improve their language/communication skills too I'm sure). Makes a change to mmm...
I've also pointed out that as I'm pregnant I can't drink 10 cups of coffee one after the other (Health and Wellbeing) and asked for decaffinated.

WaitingForMe Tue 09-Dec-14 21:25:51

Today DS spent ten minutes crashing around the kitchen at playgroup before bringing me a pan with three wooden bobbins and a shell. I never get toy food. He throws the toy food around his kitchen at home but I usually get a car served to me.

I aspire to an egg!

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 09-Dec-14 21:26:41

As soon as I read the OP, I knew it was a yolk.

Christmasbargainshopper Tue 09-Dec-14 21:33:01

I love these threads. Shamelessly place marking smile

CrohnicallyAnxious Tue 09-Dec-14 21:35:33

jenny it's funny isn't it! DD even warned me about my egg being 'hot' (same as I always warn her when I give her her dinner) so when she took it back I told her 'be careful, it's hot'

'No, it not mummy' she said, prodding it with her finger to prove it

CrohnicallyAnxious Tue 09-Dec-14 21:36:52

better fgrin

dylsmimi Tue 09-Dec-14 21:37:34

I think the correct response shouldve been:
ask for the egg on a different coloured plate (preferably at the bottom of the pile)
then ask for alternate food on different coloured plate
then alternative food on original plate
then egg on original plate
before saying disdainfully "no like it" and then eating dds food

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