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Old 03-03-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Today while in my local supermarket I once again heard a child who seemed so happy that mummy or daddy was buying broccoli. Yummy, the child declared.

Having been a mom for 37 years, I knew that some didn't mind broccoli, but I never knew a kid who was glad they were getting it, especially not a kid who asked mom to buy it.

Is it a sign of changing times and that I'm getting old, or the kind of town I live in? ---just one of those crazy things that makes me wonder.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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Today while in my local supermarket I once again heard a child who seemed so happy that mummy or daddy was buying broccoli. Yummy, the child declared.

Having been a mom for 37 years, I knew that some didn't mind broccoli, but I never knew a kid who was glad they were getting it, especially not a kid who asked mom to buy it.

Is it a sign of changing times and that I'm getting old, or the kind of town I live in? ---just one of those crazy things that makes me wonder.
That would have been dd#2. Dd#1 preferred cauliflour. Of course I can't get either of them to eat anything besides canned green beans these days.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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No -- not getting old, one my sons loved vegetables and fruit, and would choose them over candy. He was even weird as a toddler and would ask for more peas, and say they were delicious.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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Today while in my local supermarket I once again heard a child who seemed so happy that mummy or daddy was buying broccoli. Yummy, the child declared.

Having been a mom for 37 years, I knew that some didn't mind broccoli, but I never knew a kid who was glad they were getting it, especially not a kid who asked mom to buy it.

Is it a sign of changing times and that I'm getting old, or the kind of town I live in? ---just one of those crazy things that makes me wonder.
I had a preschooler who loved his raw broccoli. He called it his trees and ate it with lunch quite frequently. He loved dipping it into salad dressings of various kinds. I suspect this is unusual, but apparently it depends on what the parents eat and like.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Today while in my local supermarket I once again heard a child who seemed so happy that mummy or daddy was buying broccoli. Yummy, the child declared.

Having been a mom for 37 years, I knew that some didn't mind broccoli, but I never knew a kid who was glad they were getting it, especially not a kid who asked mom to buy it.

Is it a sign of changing times and that I'm getting old, or the kind of town I live in? ---just one of those crazy things that makes me wonder.

What's the big deal? So some kids like broccoli.

Especially when mom smothers it in a cube of butter and dumps a half cup of grated cheese on it and rewards Billy with a pint of Ben and Jerry's afterwards.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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One of my daughters loves steamed broccoli, we drizzle low fat ranch dressing on top.
My oldest daughter steams, purees, and freezes different veggies and uses them in recipes to sneak the nutrients into my grand daughters meals.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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Today while in my local supermarket I once again heard a child who seemed so happy that mummy or daddy was buying broccoli. Yummy, the child declared.

Having been a mom for 37 years, I knew that some didn't mind broccoli, but I never knew a kid who was glad they were getting it, especially not a kid who asked mom to buy it.

Is it a sign of changing times and that I'm getting old, or the kind of town I live in? ---just one of those crazy things that makes me wonder.
There are ways of preparing broccoli that can appeal to children ... It's just a matter of the parents encouraging healthier eating habits in their children versus buying them McDonald's all the time.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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What's the big deal? So some kids like broccoli.

Especially when mom smothers it in a cube of butter and dumps a half cup of grated cheese on it and rewards Billy with a pint of Ben and Jerry's afterwards.
When i make steamed broccoli for dinner, no butter or cheese and definately no ice cream I have to save some to use as a bribe to get him to eat his chicken. Youre right some kids like broccoli. Without butter or cheese, thank you very much
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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How cute is that!
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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My son would take broccoli over chocolate any day of the week.

Some kids like broccoli... nothing to make a fuss over!
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