Friday, June 17, 2022

Kings of the stump

Every little boy should have a carefree childhood where he can hop, skip, jump, and climb outdoors.
I thought this was the cutest picture of  Alex and Charlie and sent it to their mom. First thing she replied was, "Where are his shoes?"

Then I explained that Charlie's new shoes rubbed a blister on his instep. I allowed him to walk the trail in his socks. When we arrived at the playground, I rummaged through my purse for a bandaid. Had to use a paper thin, white, panty liner. Charlie shouted, ""Wow! That is the biggest bandaid I ever did see." All eyes on Charlie and me.

The picture below is what summer should be like for every three and four year old.

 Today I asked if they liked pickles. They said they did. I put a dill pickle slice on their plates and had them help me make tuna salad. They saw me empty the tuna into a bowl and shouted, "Ewww! We are not eating cat food!"

After some convincing, and a chocolate bribe, they each ate half a sandwich and liked it! I was published in a Parent's Magazine book years ago: tips to get kids to eat. 

Serve sloppy Joes or tuna salad in a mini ice cream cone. Make it unique, let them help, and they will usually eat.


Eileen in Fla. said...

You're a child whisperer - a real genius with kids.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Those sweet boys! I have to admit that I have never used a panty liner as a bandaid! But it worked, right? Good thing you didn't need a tampon for a nose bleed, what with the shortage!!

Pat Wahler said...

Getting them to eat tuna is a major win. Great job!

DUTA said...

A pickle sure helps with eating tuna.

Susan said...

Hi Linda..Your Great-grands are lucky little fellows to have you in their lives. They say the darndest things, dont they? Makes me chuckle. Hope you all have a wonderful summer.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--Those boys are having a wonderful summer--thanks to you.

Serving up tuna salad or sloppy joes in an ice cream cone? Brilliant.

Red Rose Alley said...

That is the cutest picture of the boys, and they are having a good time over Summer. Yes, all kids should have the freedom to run without shoes once in awhile, dig in the dirt, and just be a kid. So glad you got them to like the tuna sandwich. Tuna is so good for us, and I don't eat it that often. But pickles to go with it is even better. That's funny that they called it cat food.

Have a good Summer week, Linda. It's still chilly in the mornings here, and I have my heater on. ; )