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post #161 of 243
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Originally Posted by meganeilis View Post
and if a DCP is thinking about the kids' well being, and not the parents, well that can't be all that bad.
But the best way to promote the child's well being is to care for and respect the parents, too! It doesn't have to be either/or.
post #162 of 243
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva View Post
Personal I was a bit offended that anyone would suggest this. *I* was going for "most judgmental post" and implying someone else has earned this title totally undermines all my work.
post #163 of 243
My kids have never had black berries, kiwi, rasberries and many other fruits. Typically I only buy oranges, bananas, and apples. In the summer if canalope or watermelon are on sale I will buy those.

Kids can be finicky, some don't like vegetables. Thankfully mine do but I wouldn't hold them down and force them to dat it. If ranch dressing was the only way that they would eat them then you bet your behind they would be getting ranch (BTW I don't eat veggies without dressing )
post #164 of 243
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Originally Posted by Sharlla View Post
Kids can be finicky, some don't like vegetables. Thankfully mine do but I wouldn't hold them down and force them to dat it. If ranch dressing was the only way that they would eat them then you bet your behind they would be getting ranch (BTW I don't eat veggies without dressing )
On my dark days, I crave Ranch Pringles. I'm not proud of it, but there you go. lol

Ranch dressing is actually very easy to make. Quality ingredients of good buttermilk, eggs, etc is not a horrible thing. If you don't have a dairy allergy, of course.
post #165 of 243
In this house, dip is our friend.
post #166 of 243
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva View Post
Personal I was a bit offended that anyone would suggest this. *I* was going for "most judgmental post" and implying someone else has earned this title totally undermines all my work.
You'll have to take the title for the next thread, Potty Diva
post #167 of 243
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Originally Posted by Hoopin' Mama View Post
You'll have to take the title for the next thread, Potty Diva
Although you'd better be quick about it. There's often a queu.
post #168 of 243
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Originally Posted by Sharlla View Post
If ranch dressing was the only way that they would eat them then you bet your behind they would be getting ranch (BTW I don't eat veggies without dressing )
Some would say the same thing about ketchup, also available organic BTW. Not me of course. I would NEVER make chicken a la ketchup with his all natural all organic free range who paycheck a pound chicken strips.....
post #169 of 243
UUMom, please please please pm me your recipe for ranch. dd1 would eat the cat if he were dipped in ranch.

My kids eat brussel sprouts and broccoli like they are candy. Spinich and chard are complete favorites. But, it wouldn't occur to me that their friends' parents are feeding them nothing but nutrionally deficient meals if they declined them at our house.

Even though my kids eat lots of things, I'm sure there are other things about them that would stand out in daycare. The 3 year old prefers not to speak to grown-ups she hasn't known for at least a year. The 7 year old had a wheat allergy from around 3-7 years old and had wild tangled hair, dirty clothes and constantly skinned knees at that age. Heaven only knows what kind of assumptions might have been made about them!

I took the OP to be someone blowing off steam about work and how their "bosses" are idiots. I've got days like that when my co-workers drive me nuts. Sometimes their eating habits seem genuinely strange as well.
post #170 of 243
I forget how diferently some people eat than we do at my house.

When my mom remarried, my stepdad had never had worchestershire sauce. NEVER in his life. And he was an adult. Just for lack of exposure. Now, the man loves the stuff, but it cracks me up that he thought of it as some exotic flavoring. LOL
post #171 of 243
My kids love most fruits but let their veggies go to waste if I offer them (except carrots & ranch), so I've stopped offering them for now. It gets on my nerves when my mom suggests that I'm the problem. My youngest won't eat meat either and he came that way!
post #172 of 243
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Originally Posted by BetsyS View Post
I forget how diferently some people eat that we do at my house.

When my mom remarried, my stepdad had never had worchestershire sauce. NEVER in his life. And he was an adult. Just for lack of exposure. Now, the man loves the stuff, but it cracks me up that he thought of it as some exotic flavoring. LOL
I've never had Worcestershire sauce. I've eaten in a dozen foreign countries, dh and I go to a huge variety of restaurants--everything from Ethiopian to Korean to Lebanese to Thai-French fusion--and my parents exposed us to a very wide range of foods when I was a child. I think I've tried practically every fruit and veggie out there--star fruit, dandelion greens, ramps, edible flowers, you name it--and I eat grains that many people have never even heard of. Not having had an individual item doesn't mean you're necessarily a sheltered eater. Sometimes it's just the luck of the draw.
post #173 of 243
My dd eats all of those fruits. We use dip for veggies sometimes as long as there isn't icky ingredients like trans fats.
post #174 of 243
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Originally Posted by NYCVeg View Post
I've never had Worcestershire sauce.
And, I always thought of Worchestershire as one of the very basics of seasoning--salt, pepper, worchestershire. Go figure.

But, my stepdad really was a sheltered eater. The list of things he hadn't had was long when he and my mom got married. Many, many types of fruits and vegetables, never had tofu, never had anything but the most basic cuts of meat, and really, had never branched out of seasoning anything with much of anything beyond salt and pepper. He would say he'd never had something, and my brother and I would start gasping, "No way! There is no way!" My poor stepdad.
post #175 of 243
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Originally Posted by BetsyS View Post
And, I always thought of Worchestershire as one of the very basics of seasoning--salt, pepper, worchestershire. Go figure.

But, my stepdad really was a sheltered eater. The list of things he hadn't had was long when he and my mom got married. Many, many types of fruits and vegetables, never had tofu, never had anything but the most basic cuts of meat, and really, had never branched out of seasoning anything with much of anything beyond salt and pepper. He would say he'd never had something, and my brother and I would start gasping, "No way! There is no way!" My poor stepdad.
Maybe it's regional. Where are you from? I don't know anyone who uses w. sauce regularly. After salt and pepper comes GARLIC!

I do know what you mean, though. I did almost drop dead when my 26yo SIL told me she had never had a strawberry.
post #176 of 243
I have not read all 9 pages!

Just wanted to point out that strawberries are often not all that expensive. I think around here, you can get a pound of strawberries for the same price as 4 good-sized apples. When they are in season, they're even more reasonable.

Blueberries and raspberries can be crazy expensive (except in the summer/fall), but we buy them in season or on sale (or at Costco).

My kids like berries of all kinds, as well as grapes and apples, and smoothies made with frozen strawberries and non-frozen banana (and yogurt and ice). They are not as enamored with veggies...they will eat carrots, and occasionally lettuce, and my younger one LOVES red bell pepper. And sometimes they will eat grilled zucchini, but sometimes not. They tried star fruit this winter when we were in FL...they weren't all that into it. (Honestly, neither was I.)
post #177 of 243
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Originally Posted by chfriend View Post
UUMom, please please please pm me your recipe for ranch. dd1 would eat the cat if he were dipped in ranch.
i am sitting here giggling like an idiot at this line. my dh is giving me very odd looks. thanks a lot!

i feed my kids weird stuff. i admit it. and not all of them like everything, but it's on the plate at least. fruits, berries, veggies... i get bored with standard stuff and look for exotic. i love farmers markets!

not all people are like that tho. my dh will eat just about anything i put in front of him, but a lot of it he's never tried, or even seen before! his mom is the "spaghetti sauce comes in a jar that says meat flavoured" and "beef and gravy comes from a freezer tray" type of cook. i remember staying there for a week when ds1 was just a tiny thing and dh's gramma, who we were taking care of and who was non-verbal from a stroke, oh man, she just looked so suspicious every time i gave her her plate! she never did eat half of what i made, now that i think of it... and she never touched the veggies.

i know many a kid who thinks that veggies are going to kill them and that if it's not an apple, it's not fruit! yet my kids ask for steamed broccoli and green beans. luck of the draw?
post #178 of 243
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Originally Posted by mammal_mama View Post
I do think these kids are very lucky that you care about their nutrition, but they're not so lucky that you're slamming their parents.
Does anyone here honestly believe the OP is actively criticizing the parents in front of these children?

I'm sorry, but I think there is a lot of harsh criticism going on toward the OP when it seems to me that she's really just venting a frustration. Geez.
post #179 of 243
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Originally Posted by cjanelles View Post
Does anyone here honestly believe the OP is actively criticizing the parents in front of these children?

I'm sorry, but I think there is a lot of harsh criticism going on toward the OP when it seems to me that she's really just venting a frustration. Geez.
She is slamming them on the here on this thread...I don't think that anyone said that she was doing it in front of the kids

I would be PISSED if my *hypothetical* ( I don't have one) DCP was posting this about me and my family on the internet

She is most definitely criticizing the parents at the very least


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post #180 of 243
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Originally Posted by dubfam View Post
She is slamming them on the here on this thread...I don't think that anyone said that she was doing it in front of the kids

I would be PISSED if my *hypothetical* ( I don't have one) DCP was posting this about me and my family on the internet

She is most definitely criticizing the parents at the very least


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Well, we all vent about our jobs and our lives, and the MDC is supposed to be a safe place for us to vent our frustrations sometimes. If someone came and posted a frustration about her manager at a Fortune 500 company, likely most people would be supportive and listen rather than raking her over the coals for not being nice enough or empathizing with the manager.

I think everyone here slamming the OP for her "criticism" is just as guilty of the same bad behavior they are accusing her of...
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