September 22, 2011

it's all in the name

benny has decided he does not like potatoes.
actually, he seems to have taken an actual political stance against potatoes.
if you offered him, say, mashed potatoes, he would decline.
just by virtue of the name.

this is hilarious to me, because ben loves french fries.
i could judge him about this obvious oversight, if it weren't for the fact that, when i was slightly older than him, i was horrified to learn that french fries were not, in fact, bread.
it's an odd gene to pass down, confusing potatoes for other forms of food, but inherit it he did.

ben does not like potatoes.
ben loves french fries.
ben also loves ice cream.
ben especially loves shakes.

and, as of a week or two ago, ben now offically loves mashed potatoes.
except he doesn't know this.
because he thinks he is eating "french fry shakes."
you can question my parenting.
but you can't question my creativity.

1 comment:

  1. This. Is. Amazing.
    And, no, I do not question your parenting at all.

    I wish my mom had thought of something more creative than the cliched mashed potato volcano, always adjacent to the ubiquitous broccoli forrest... This is all going in my future parenting notes.