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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Chocolate Fortune

I can't believe I'm sharing this with y'all because it totally reinforces my whole Food Nazi Mom image. Two weekends ago, the Tongginator attended a birthday party. And she was an INCREDIBLE eater while there, especially considering she turned up her nose at the "kid's meal" of chicken nuggets and dove into the Ethiopian buffet laid out for the adults.

As a result, we totally rewarded her with a special treat. In my defense, I thought she'd had one before... but *ahem* I guess not. The husband and I gave her a Hershey's Kiss. And when she pulled out the little white tag reading Hershey's, she seemed especially excited. Then she handed the tag to her daddy and asked, "will you read me my fortune?"

I comfort myself with the knowledge that my sister's oldest learned in preschool that Wheat Thins weren't actually cookies. Heh.

30 comments:

Mahmee said...

Ha! (snort)
M.

Rhonda said...

Ethiopian buffet?! Can I say that I'm totally drooling over that.

...and your daughter is the cutest...ever. Did TD make up a fortune?

jen@odbt said...

Oh dear. Poor Tongginator...she needs a trip to McD's followed by an ice cream cone at DQ. That is too funny about wheat thins.

Jillene said...

Never had a Hershey's Kiss?! Oh my!! But the Wheat Thins really takes the cake!!

Aunt LoLo said...

We can forgive you on the Hershey's Kisses...I'll just assume you've been feeding her Dove or Cadbury, or something that actually TASTES GOOD.

Oh, and BBJ also calls Wheat Thins cookies. Heh. I really don't know who taught it to her. Probably her (Chinese) grandma, as "beng" can be sweet or savory, so she probably tried to translate it to English..and called it a cookie.

Polar Bear said...

That's too funny!! I can only hope we have half that much luck with polar cub.

I have a mother-in-law who gives bowls of whip cream to my niece. Don't know how I'm going to handle that one! I told R that polar cub will hate me, I can see it already!

Patricia/NYC said...

LOL! Love it!! Kiara has a very sophisticated & healthy palate as well...she turns her nose up at juice! Yay!! :) My mother in law, on the other hand, tries to give her soda!!! ARGHHH!!!! K doesn't go for it though...thankfully!

Lisa said...

Oh, that is just sweet; another one to share down the road when times are "bizzy" and you are sharing the old classics! I love that!
AND you are not alone; I was just telling a friend the other day that our daughter did not taste fast food until she was almost 4 years old...she didn't know what she was missing, so why introduce it? My friend was apalled....lol....course now she's had thd dreaded stuff and LOVES those Golden Arches, BUT she does get the apples! :)
The Wheat Thins tidbit is too cute!
Lisa

Sharie said...

You my dear are a much better mother than me. One of Amelia's first words - Chocolate - clear as day - she prefers Dove Milk Chocolate - but will eat a kiss if that's her only option:)

I do think she would have been belly up with the Tongginator at the Ethiopian Buffet and I would have been eatting her chicken nuggets. She's a much more adventurous eater than I am!

Gail said...

You are one GREAT mom TM...wow! I think you deserve some kinda award...

When my oldest was a little guy he didn't get his first taste of McD's until he was 6! Now William had McD's in China before we got him home, because his foster family had taken him there. He still loves the nuggets and fries.

And Wheat Thins being cookies, that's the best. ;)

Myrnie said...

Heh...too funny :) We don't buy a lot of sweets or cookies or crackers...but Ernie's grandparents keep her WELL supplied with all of them! :)

Chelsea Gour said...

LOVE IT! A mother after my own heart. I get picked on all the time for the foods I don't let my kids eat.

Misty said...

wait, wheat thins aren't cookies? i didn't know that!! :) love me some wheat thins.
i'm half nazi half (junk) foodie. shea went a while w/out eating anything bad, but connor started pretty young b/cs big bro was eating it! ah well, at least we don't eat out much and we don't buy a ton of junk *most* of the time! however, shea just had a birthday and we keep hearing please for more "happy bird-day cape" around here.... :)

Holly said...

yeah well my nearly 12 year old daughter just had her first TWINKIE. Had NO idea what it was.
guess what? She loves them.
Oy!

The Source said...

I'm sitting here being jealous that you actually got to go to a party where they served the adults an Ethiopian Buffet rather than hot dogs and BBQ!! Our Sunday School class members take turns bringing breakfast each week and they freak when I suggest fruit would be a nice alternative to doughnuts and danishes!

alece said...

ha ha ha! i love it.

M3 said...

Passing Wheat Thins off as cookies?!! Your sister is a genius. Why oh why did I never think of that? (smacking forehead)

LindaJ said...

When the boy was a toddler granola bars were cookies and veggie burgers were crabby patties (spongebob) He had no idea what kool aid or twinkies were until he was older and some one tried to offer them to him and he cried that he was being poisoned.

Mamatini said...

Our Tonggu girls made have been born rurally, but they have global tastes!! Ina raved about some summer rolls I made the other day and has been begging for more ever since.

discombobulated said...

Wow. That's it.

Debz said...

Te He cute.
makes perfect sence!

The Gang's Momma said...

And that my dear, in a nutshell-y little blog post, is the difference between baby #1 and baby #5. I was totally Food Nazi Mom with Shaggy. No treats such as solid chocolate kisses (yay Hershey!) touched his lips before 2. Li'l Empress? Well, let's just say that she stained her "Made in China" t-shirt this weekend when her mouth overflowed from the chocolate juice oozing from her M&M's. And she licked her shirt up when she found it! :)

happygeek said...

Wheat thins aren't cookies? That's it, I'm calling my mom.
Loved this story.

Jboo said...

Oh wow -- you are good!! Wish I had a Hershey's kiss already -- yes, I have a chocolate problem! ;)

Janet

anymommy said...

That is sooo funny! I am similarly strict with treats. My kids loved the worm medication we had to give them in the tropics...because it was sweet. That convinced me to up the weekly cookie quotient.

william said...

Wow Hershey's...!!!!! and cookies, It reminds me of my childhood.

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Amy said...

I'm a food Nazi mama and proud of it...except we totally bribe Ava with M&M's and full size Hershey Kisses while potty training. You can probably guess which action nets which reward.

I bought some around the 4th of July that were wrapped in pretty blue foil with silver stars. I paid no attention to the sentiment on the tag until Ava demanded one day that I "read dat." It said thank you - apropos, yes, although totally unplanned.

I'm stealing the Wheat Thin idea, just so you know.

mommy24treasures said...

oh how cute:)

rosemary said...

Food nazi and proud of it! Good for you and good for kids everywhere!!

prechrswife said...

That is hilarious!