Mind Reader

We’ve just finished dinner. I am clearing the table. I do a double check to make sure everyone is done.

Rose: I’m still hungry!
Me: You’re still hungry? I thought you were done!
Rose: You forgot my carrots!
Me: You said you didn’t want carrots, remember? You told me you hated them.
Rose: No, I didn’t!!!
Me: Yes, you did! That’s why I gave you all those grape tomatoes!
Rose: You forgot my carrots! Lily had carrots!
(Lily FOUGHT eating carrots.)
Me: Ok, I’ll give you some carrots, but I didn’t forget them! You TOLD ME not to give them to you so I didn’t.
Rose: You FORGOT my carrots! I LIKE carrots!

End scene. Repeat it tomorrow with a different food.

Why do I listen to her when I’m plating her food?



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2 Responses to Mind Reader

  1. My mom never gave us a decision over what we wanted on our plates, we always got a little bit of everything, even stuff we did not like. We always had to try at least one bite of the things we did not care for.

    • I usually don’t give them much choice, but she’d asked for grape tomatoes for dinner and ate them as an appetizer. When she said no carrots, I figured she’d already had a vegetable that she’d willingly eaten and let it slide.

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