so, does your kid eat their crusts? does it bother you if they dont? do you do anything about it?
I don't like crusts much myself. I've thrown out a shocking number of ends of the loaf of bread (after they turn moldy) because I just couldn't bring myself to eat them. Dh likes them, but doesn't like 'my' kind of bread (whole wheat).
I wouldn't care if he didn't though (because I sometimes don't eat my own. )
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DD, it depends on... well I don't know what it depends on, sometimes she eats them, sometimes she doesn't. I really don't care either way. I eat crusts because I was taught that it was bad not too, I hate crusts. First and only time I had a crustless sandwich, I loved it!
If it looks like I'm trying to pick a fight... I'm not, I'm rarely that obvious.
I had to eat crusts, peels, etc as a child and just feel it's wasteful if it gets thrown out. Now, I'm OK throwing out the peels of non-organic fruit, but *I'll* eat the peels of my children's organic apples rather than toss them.
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I actually don't know for sure, between the four of my kids. I know I sometimes toss crusts after clearing the table, and other times I don't recall seeing any.
Generally, *I* don't like or eat the crust on sandwiches or pizza. Sometimes I do, but not often.
It bugs SO when I don't eat my crusts, though...
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I would probably be reluctant to give him another sandwich if he left a lot of the first one on his plate. Luckily, it has never occurred to him to toss the crusts aside and ask for another helping. I've seen other kids take a couple soft bites from the middle and consider the rest of the sandwich to be garbage. I'm not sure how I'd deal with that. Probably not by making another sandwich.
But generally we're not big on seconds anyhow. I'd rather have him choose some fruit or cheese than have a second PB&J, for variety. My DS is not difficult about food though, so there's no struggle there.
Kind of drives me nuts at times, not because she is or isnt' eating something but because I never know what she wants at that particular moment. She gets upset if I leave the crust on and its a no crust day.
i distinctly remember being forced to sit at the table till i ate all my crusts. i hate crusts. i ahte the loaf ends, i rarely eat pizza crusts.
Stepdad 1 was a horrid person, forcing me to sit till all my crusts were gone, going balistic if he ate more than 1 loaf end a month etc.
when my mum left her abusive partner (Stepdad 1) things lightened up but she still tried to get us to eat our crusts, i thinkit was a hold over from SD1. when SD2 came on the scene well it was great. he LOVES the loaf ends and asked they be left in the loaf till the end as it "helps keep the bread fresh" and we knew they wouldnt get wasted as he would eat them.
as i got older mum lightened up, made suggestions like spread to the ends, dip crusts in stuff etc but didnt make a big deal out of it.
when i had kids i swore that i would not force crust or loaf end eating but if DS1 leaves a lot of "good" bread on the crust end and askes for more he gests asked to finish off his crusts. i dont mind the actual border crust being left but any "good" stuff can at least be nibbled off as bet they can.
yeah we waste a lot of crusts but in grand scheme of things crusts are not a battle i really want to have, now putting to loo seat down is a different matter!!
Older DD - Usually
Baby DS - Always, if we give them to him.
I don't care. I always assumed that the crusts weren't as nutritious. I have cut crusts off when it seemed that removing them got the child to eat more of the sandwich.
Three big girls (10) + (almost 9!);
One little boy (6) and a full on toddler (8/12) born with TAPVR (repaired at 6 days old).
I don't care either way . . . if they don't want them, we'll cut them off and put them out for the birds.
Rylie is 7, Ronin is 3.5