As anyone who is a parent knows, getting a child to eat fruits and vegetables can become an all out battle every day, every meal.
Here is a conversation that took place at our house recently:
Queen: Is that zucchini you are putting in the Crockpot?
Me: Yes, it is.
Queen: You do realize I’m allergic to zucchini?
Me: Really? Since when?
Queen: Yep, the dentist told me at my last checkup. Turns my teeth green.
Me. That’s interesting because the dentist nor assistant shared this bit of info with me.
Queen: Well, it’s the truth.
Fast forward a few days. Just the queen and I are running errands and I just happen to have a check that needs to be dropped off at the dentist office. Sure I could have mailed it but I really wanted to hit home on this whole zucchini business.
Me: Hi Receptionist how are you today?
Receptionist: Doing great! What brings you all by the office today?
Me: Thought I would drop off a payment and discuss the Queen’s allergies.
Receptionist: Queen’s allergies (she is pulling up charts and skimming the screen)?
Me: Yeah, seems the dentist told the queen she is allergic to zucchini and it will turn her teeth green.
Cue crickets chirping
Receptionist: That’s crazy! If anything I would think the dentist would say to eat zucchini.
Queen: Yeah, it sounded good to me on the day my mom was fixing it.
Receptionist: So, you thought it a good idea to use the dentist as a scapegoat?
Queen: Yep and it still sounds like a great idea.
Receptionist: It would be a good idea to eat more vegetables because it will make your teeth stronger.
Queen: I still don’t like zucchini.
Receptionist: See you in September!
Oh yeah, I’m feeling pretty good about this parenting moment.