Power foods

At the dinner table tonight:

Ella: Mum, can I have some more fish?
Me: Wow, you’re eating lots of fish. That’s great. Fish is good for you. It makes you smart.

5 minutes later…

Ella: I have enough now.
Me: Ok.
Ella: I am smart.
Me: Oh, from eating the fish. Yes you are very smart.
Ella. Yes. And from eating the potatoes?
Me: Potatoes make you strong.
Ella: I am strong.
Like a man.
Or a lady. (The feminist in me breathed a sigh of relief at this point.)
Me: Yes you are strong.
Ella: I am not strong enough.
Not like a man.
Or a lady.

These foods are maybe not as powerful as I wanted to make her believe after all…

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One Response to “Power foods”

  1. jeanie Says:

    Oh how cute, Lin – at least your words are working enough for her to parrot, and she is smart enough to work out that they are not instant magic!!


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