Kids these days!
No dairy, no meat, no gluten….
First things first– If you don’t eat one of these, that does not bother me one bit.
Everyone has their preference on diets. Either by choice, or because they don’t have a choice. I, am one that enjoys all of them, usually on a daily basis. I love me some steak, cheese and yummy bread. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
What I do find humor in, are these kids (my daughters friends) that come to my house, demanding food that does not include any of the above. Excuse me, whose house did you come to? Did you happen to pack a brown bag dinner with your stuff? Do you mind starving until you go home tomorrow?
I almost feel like I need to do 20 questions with the kids my daughter wants to have over, to see if I can handle their visit, pantry-wise. A go-to for sleepover food when I was younger, was pretty much pizza. That isn’t such a given anymore. I am all for going healthier with children, don’t get me wrong. I just didn’t know when I decided to become a parent, that sleepovers were going to create a whole different level of difficulty than I expected.
When I was growing up, I had to eat what was in front of me. If I didn’t like it, I didn’t eat. It was even more enforced when I was at someone else’s house. You don’t dare ask the host for something different from what they fixed. How rude would that be!?!
But, that isn’t the case anymore. Guess I am talking too old school now. Next birthday party I throw for my kids, it’s going to have food options on the invite with a place for guests to mark what they want. If they don’t RSVP their selection, then all bets are off and we are going to feast only on bacon, cheese sticks and pretzels all night long!! 😉