Friday, October 3, 2008

Photo Story Friday--Why do I torture myself??

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek



Once again, I have come across another fun, addicting (i know...you've heard it all before...) blog, with great stories. So, this morning, on Lacey in Love, I was introduced to Photo Story Friday...... Of course I had to join in the fun!!!

At one of my favorite BBQ restaurants
Thank goodness it was pretty slow during the time we were there, so people didn't hear my "motherly advice"



I love each of my children in their own special way. They are each VERY different in everything--height, weight (based on age, of course), attitude, likes/dislikes...you name it; especially on the subject of food & eating....who's picky & who will eat anything I put in front of him/her?? Anyway, for the most part, I try to be pretty fair on what I cook or where we go to eat; yet at the same time trying new things & reinforcing the "try it, you will probably love it". For me, I love barbeque; I love a good bbq beef or pulled pork sandwich, green beans (with the works---you know how they do it...bacon & onions & seasonings......certainly can't be good for you anymore), baked beans, cole slaw, corn on the cob, collard greens and more. Oh and NO--not all at once!! Our local "Blackwater BBQ" has family night on Thursdays & I decided (against my better judgement) to indulge my cravings and take the kids!! I say "against my better judgement" because I know that I will have to deal with whining and complaining from at least 2, probably 3 of my kids..... any guesses which ones??? But, I go ahead with it, because I was wantin' some BBQ. And, like I knew would happen, I had to endure the "pain" for my own pleasure!! We were there at least an hour...during which most of the time I was explaining about the food, convincing that it was good, threatening on their lives if not to eat (no, not really...but I felt like it...hehe). To be fair, I will admit that my sweet, good-eater, not-picky Ethan never let out a peep, ate every bit of his food & enjoyed it....Thank you, honey!!
So, I just ask...why do I knowingly torture myself??

And just because I thought it would be funny......I made them all take a pig-nose picture with the pig nose!! (now, this will teach you for giving me a hard time while I'm trying to enjoy my dinner!!!)

13 comments:

Cecily R said...

My kids are different too...although ALL of them were fantastic eaters until they were about 3 (well, except the youngest who is only 16 months--but she's upholding the tradition so far). Then they got opinions and stuff. Rude.

Now my daughter is PICKY and my son...well since he started football, he eats ANYTHING!

Fabulous, fun pictures. Fantastic PSF! So glad you joined us!!!

Krystyn said...

Mmmmm...BBQ! Yum! It seems like it was worth it.

I'm sure my #2 will be totally different, too!

photomommy said...

Great PSF! I love the photos!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

ha ha - I;ve a household of picky eaters as well - they never would have even smelled those sandwiches!!

Stu Pidasso said...

Amazing how each is different from the other in their own ways, yet all get their same basic mannerisms from the adults they watch. And nobody "officially" won as until my last post traffic has been dismal. But I'll keep runnin it and see who and how many want to play. Now, about some prizes......

Weeksie50 said...

lol- this is to funny..
what a fun night out for you and your little ones..

Michelle said...

Such cute and fun pictures!!!

Melissa said...

Your kids don't like BBQ, that's just wrong! :)

Mmm BBQ, I could so use some of that right now.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I'm a picky eater so I can't give my kids crap, but it certainly gives you an appreciation for what my parents went through with me. :) But at least you were able to enjoy your dinner. Cute pictures.

Chris said...

You always pay the highest price for the thing you love the most.
Glad to see you've joined the party this week.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Fun post and welcome to Foto story friday!
My kids will eat just about anything... but they know I don't cater to anyone, ya either eat it or you eat tomorrow!

Capricorn said...

you brave, brave, woman.

Karin said...

Great post! I love the pictures, your family looks very happy and such fun!