“When I’m Five Years Old…” Broccoli Edition

October 20, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DAD STUFF

It’s no secret that the struggle with our 4-year-old and food has been long, frustrating and fraught with many, many carbs. As with a lot of kids his age, tastes change as frequently as the Power Rangers’ uniforms. Sometimes it’s Banana Week, other times Apple Week. But it’s almost nearly never an Anything Green Week — which is surprising since green has been his favorite color since he could tell us so.

Yet as we near his fifth birthday, in addition to the personal goals, the promises are starting to pile on as well. Thanks to a book we recently read, Jon now knows that broccoli gives you gas, which elicited the expected glee (and gas). Seeing an opportunity to encourage some veggie digestion, I played up how fun it would be to eat broccoli and all the smelly farts he would have. Being my well-trained son, he of course took it to the next level, proclaiming…

When I'm Five Years Old - Brocolli

As long as he’s eating healthy, I suppose I can wear a gas mask during dinner. But I’m not holding my breath.

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5 responses to ““When I’m Five Years Old…” Broccoli Edition”

  1. Larry says:

    Thanks for the laugh. I hope the broccoli eating materializes and the farts are bearable.

  2. Hey, whatever it takes, huh? I think your son will be ready to venture out to broccoli’s white cousin, cauliflower, and the best green balls I know, brussels sprouts!

    Great post, keep’em coming!

  3. Teri Taylor says:

    I don’t remember her viewing choices changing at 5 but let me tell you… It was traumatic when she turned 17 and I realized she could get into and rent rated R movies on her own.

  4. Teri Taylor says:

    And that was supposed to post on the movie entry of course.

  5. ustreetmike says:

    I approve of this whole fartedly!

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