Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Day Seth Lost His Logic



After school today, Seth and I took a detour to Target. The zippers on his backpack malfunctioned so we were in the market for a new one. He picked out a red and black one that was only 9.99. Good. Then, we headed over to the grocery section to round up some lunch box supplies. Turkey, pastrami, cheese, yogurt, etc.

SETH: "Mom, can we please get some Lunchables?"
ME: "No."
SETH: "Mom, PLEASE."
ME: "Well, they aren't good for you. They're processed--not even real food."
SETH: "Mom! They have the word 'lunch' in them!"
ME: Impressed once again at his use of logic. "I know, but there are better things to eat."
SETH: "Everyone else at school has them."
ME: Calling upon the powers used during my own childhood, "Seth, if EVERYONE jumped off a cliff, would you?"
SETH: "YES!"

15 comments:

Jessica said...

Ugh, death to lunchables...but I remember wanting them too.

Ingrid said...

How funny! We just had a similar conversation with our Ashley about lunchables. Lunchables just look scary! I never had to worry about lunchables being a concern with my oldest because she is allergic to half the ingredients in lunchables!!!

The Original Mangums said...

That "everyone is doing it!" is powerful logic to a child - sometimes an adult too! Good for you, Jordan, keep em healthy!

merathon said...

congrats for not giving in. if only more moms knew how to use the word NO. we've had similar discussions around here too-- no, we will not be getting hot pockets or gogurts or uncrustables! i hope my kids are slowing getting it...

Kurt Knudsen said...

Oh! All you moms are so HEALTHY.
Lunchables are fun and have excessive plastic packaging too.

Bunsy said...

Oh, so funny! I'm just waiting for that day to happen. Perhaps not with Lunchables. But it will happen with something.

Rebecca said...

None of you said you would jump off the cliff....hmmmmm.

k a t y said...

Honestly, I think Seth should try one. My kids asked for them.....once. That's all it took and now they make their own lunches with the fresh things I buy.

Pearl did ask for the above mentioned uncrustables, but she can't have white bread, so it was quickly a moot argument.

madsta said...

this post made me laugh so hard, i have a bug so it was just what i needed! when i was a bit younger (not much) i used to want them and my mum always said no, once i tried them and they tasted like plastic, never again!

Ann said...

That Seth! I remember wanting them too, maybe it's because they're the perfect size for little people. Good job Jord.

Michelle said...

Rose has had a lunchable once before but it was only because Daisy pressured me and then Rose got jealous so I had to make it fair and then she decided it wasn't that tasty after all.

TX Girl said...

Ha-ha he got you on that one. You had to know there was a real possibility he was going to answer in the affirmative.

Tasha said...

Evie laments to me ALL the time that she's never had a kis cuisine OR a lunchble. I used the same logic about friends over cliffs, he said her friends didn't know where chiffs where. Then she got a sly grin and remined me that our birthday tradition means that on her birthday, she gets ti pick WHATEVER she wants for dinner. Hopeully she will forgetby net July!

Jen said...

Ahhh- the lunchables arguement- how many times have I had this one!

Natalie said...

SO FUNNY! SO TRUE! My kids beg for them as well. It makes me gag just thinking about their plastic cheese in there.

Each kid is different though. We've got some that get intrigued to try something new if we tell them it's healthy for them. Then when some of our other kids hear that "healthy" introduction they run the other way.

Anth reminds me to be a good example to them. Meaning I need to provide more onions in the family diet! Onions are my weakness. I cook with them, love their flavor...but can't eat them. My kids are getting acquainted with my ways.