Okay, I don’t have a solution, I need one. Or maybe I don’t and I should just lay off.
It’s my oldest, the child who will eat mostly everything from salmon to sushi and everything in between. But he won’t eat crust.
It makes me insane.
He leaves bread fully picked apart on the table. He claims even the brown edge on meat is a crust and won’t eat it. He leaves the edge on waffles…”crust” he says. And yesterday morning it really got to me when he left the very soft crust of his cinnamon French toast on his plate. He literally mutilated his food to get at the parts he considered edible.
You see, with leaving behind the crust, he wastes a lot of food. I mean a lot.
One of my biggest pet peeves is wasting food. I can’t stand it. With all the hunger in the world it makes me bonkers to see the what’s left behind on his plate. Of course I realize world hunger cannot be solved by his eating habits.
Now, I know this is a childhood thing, lots of kids won’t eat crust, but he seems to inspect and find a crust on EVERYTHING!
If I cut off the crust, a lot less food would be wasted but I DO NOT WANT TO GET INTO THAT HABIT. Too babyish.
He found a slight, slight crust on a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit I made and picked it off. They were minuscule little edges from the toaster. Off they came. Gah!
So, should I just get over it? Will it just magically stop? Is he going to do this at someone else’s house, destroying someone else’s meal? Most likely it would take an outsider to comment on it to make him think about what he is doing. Or not.
Is anyone else’s kid a crust picker? Are you a crust picker?
Please tell me this will pass soon. It’s bugging me.
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