"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Health advice... from a 3 year old.

Dallas hates vegetables.  After 9 1/2 years of marriage I've somehow brainwashed him that broccoli and peas are okay, but that's about as far as it goes.  Tonight with dinner we had fresh carrot sticks and cucumber slices, and he (of course) never dished himself any.

Annie noticed.

Instead of getting an earful from me, he got it from our 3 year old.  "Dad, if you don't eat your vegetables then you aren't going to live forever."

The little darling continued for a good fifteen minutes about the importance of healthy eating.  I wish I could have recorded the entire conversation, complete with eyebrow raises and "Hu, Mom's".  It was priceless.

Her tirade included the following:

  • It's important to eat oranges because of the vitamin C, and they are so tiny that you can't even see them with your eyes.
  • If you eat a hot dog every day for lunch you will die.
  • Do you know what Ranch is?  It's all just fat.
  • You can have cookies and treat sometimes but not, like, all the time.  Maybe only once a day.
  • You shouldn't eat your hair.
And my personal favorite, the grand finale...
  • And you shouldn't pop your eyeballs out and cut them in half and eat them.
What is with this girl and eyeballs?!  She did me proud.  It's good to know someone is listening to my healthy food lectures.


  1. That is adorable. I want to steal her.

  2. She is AWESOME! I always get a good laugh from of her eyeball stories!

  3. Gosh! After that did Dallas dish himself up some veggies? I would have.