There was a “conversation” on Facebook about grandchildren who were picky eaters.
And that inspired some of the grandparents to share why there weren’t picky eaters at their house when they were growing up.
Here are my two favorites:
“as a child my family’s menu consisted of two things: take it or leave it.”
“my mom used to say ‘If you don’t eat it tonight you’ll get it with milk and sugar for breakfast tomorrow!”
These quotes are funny, but it is seriously true that food was not taken for granted then and you were expected to eat what was put before you (including the hard crusts on the bread) or go hungry until the next meal. I don’t remember very many “snacks” when I was growing up — just three square meals. And we were all healthy and happy — we didn’t know any different. In many ways, we were the lucky ones, compared to all the variety of food choices kids have today.