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Trying Bacon – Scrabble Scribble #4

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Scrabble Scribble Comic 4 Trying Bacon father and son collaboration
 

Maybe kids just KNOW what they’ll like and what they won’t. Like they’re psychic or can tell the future. Maybe I’m just suggesting these supernatural things because I don’t want to admit the truth.

It really just seems like ANY new suggestion sounds, to a kid, like it will be the most awful thing in the known universe. Whether it’s food, an outfit, a game, a movie, you name it (but really mostly food). Apparently a lot of kids may just be allergic to “new.” Even when it’s bacon. I know, right?! One almost worries about some kind of brain damage.

Best to avoid trying to reason with them, about how delicious/awesome/fun/exciting anything is. You’ll just wind up driving yourself nutty, or find yourself calling the pediatrician to check your kid for a concussion or rabies or something.
 

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9 Responses to “Trying Bacon – Scrabble Scribble #4”

  1. Holly says:

    My son will try bacon EVERY time, but spit it out EVERY time. So we stopped for a while because…well, more for us!

  2. My Odd Girl says:

    A trick that works great for me…

    Me: Here try this
    MOG: no, i don’t like it
    Me: ok thats fine, but i just need to know if your tummy likes it. Could you swallow some and see please
    MOG: nom nom nom, my tummy likes it, could i give it some more :D

  3. Katie says:

    I will forever regret the day I got my 5 year old to try bacon. She can eat a whole pound by herself now, which she usually does, and then steals the bacon off of my plate.

  4. Leighann says:

    Haha, I’ve been there before. I learned a good trick from Yo Gabba Gabba. If my daughter refuses food (my son never refuses anything that’ll fit in his mouth) I just tell her the food wants to go to the party in her tummy. Usually she’s feels bad that (insert food here) didn’t get to go in her belly and gives it a shot.

    I don’t care if my kids don’t like things, but I think it’s every parent’s frustration when they don’t even give it a try! Definitely worth pushing, at least for a little bit. Draw the line at shoving it down their throat.

  5. I was the same way as a kid…then my parents discovered for my infinity for ketchup, and my willingness to eat anything so long as it was topped in that delicious, creamy tomato sauce. Okay, so I have a bit of a problem now as an adult. But I can relate now as an adult– it’s difficult to try new things, and encouragement always helps.

  6. What works for us… The older sibling.
    “Here, try this…”

    “No. I don’t wike it.”

    “That’s fine B will eat it.”

    *stuffs it into mouth*

    Or

    “Better eat that or B is going to steal it!”

    *B comes at it with a fork or starts reaching for it*

    *Into the mouth it goes*

    Works every time!

  7. Renee says:

    I believe that Lucas should draw all new illustration going forward.

    P.S. BACON BACON BACON

  8. Christine Taylor says:

    PS I Love U, I Love Bacon, I Love U, I Love Bacon. Om Nomnomnomnom It’s BACON! And My Hubbs, Son And I Eat 2 Lbs At Meal :-/ lol

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