Rockstarism #231 – Now What’s Your Excuse For Not Eating?

#231 The moment he gets in the door..... Rockstar: Mum. See my tummy? (It's a trick question - he probably didn't eat in school again and I've said before that he has totally no tummy when it's empty.) Me: I cant wait to hear your excuse for not eating today. Rockstar: Tsk <mildly annoyed> wha-aat... Me: Without checking I know you didn't eat your lunch - you're trying to get me to say you still have a tummy. You come up with all these reasons for barely touching your school lunch right. Rockstar: Yeah I haven't thought of a new one yet. Me: Well, how bout the truth, you're too eager to go out and play. Rockstar: <reluctantly> Y-eah o-kay. Me: Boring? Rockstar: Yup. <long-suffering, theatrical sigh> Me: Okay, so what great work of fiction have you dreamed up now? Rockstar: Hmm... Ok - Too much cheese in my sandwich. Me: Since when do you not eat cheese? Rockstar: In a sandwich. With salmon. <shrugs> Me: That was sausage. Rockstar: Oh. Hee. Then I didn't know it was sausage.  Me: <examining sandwich> There is one bite taken out of it. You knew it was sausage. (In fact he likes cheese, sausage and salmon). And I know you found some new area to play in. (He was just talking about it). What else ya got? Rockstar: How about I'll eat it now? Me: Yes. Please. So Rockstar eats most of his lunch - at 4pm after school - and then his normal huge dinner at 6pm when he declares he's "hungry again." This was taken before he went to school on photo-taking day. I was trying to do something about the bed-head. He was pretending to be a cornered wild animal.  

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I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • zmun2

    Rockstar is so creative to be able to think of various reasons for not eating his lunch. 🙂 I don’t remember school being so fun until I forgo my lunch. I think the teachers should make sure that all children finished their lunch before being allowed to play.

    • Aileen

      They do have some allocated time to eat, maybe I’m bit fussy bout the amount he eats cos I know he can really eat when he wants… Part of their learning I guess is to also be responsible for how much they eat… In Rockstar’s case however he is actually eating well on days when he knows he has after school activities and then on days when he knows he can come home n make up the difference he’s “taking advantage”…!

      • zmun2

        Yes, better to start them early on learning about responsibilities and consequences as in if you don’t eat enough, you have to bear with your hunger pangs later.

        P/S Thanks for the birthday wishes. Better late than never – I always say. 🙂

      • Aileen

        Paisay anyway lah, you visit here so regularly.

        Yes re the eating, even back in Kindy we were advised by his teacher to “educate” him early, about the Eating Or Going Hungry thing when he goes to Primary… Start earlier less painful, I remember back in Kindy he had friends whose helpers might wait the whole afternoon in school to make sure they eat properly… Heard stories at some of the more upscale schools there’d be drivers sending maids to the gates each day with freshly cooked lunches etc too… It seemed like a lot of work n I was thinking maybe I can save some energy training the kid instead 😛 I hope!!