Many parents know all too well the battle of making everyone happy at the dinner table, especially if they have picky eaters.
The comedic moms and dads of Twitter have some hilarious takes on dealing with children who aren’t exactly adventurous when it comes to dining. Whether the kiddos insist on having the same meal every night for weeks or refuse to accept that fruit snacks aren’t the same as actual fruits, the struggle can be so real.
Here are 17 relatable tweets about kids being picky eaters:
Restaurants really should be required to note on their kids menu whether the mac & cheese is Kraft or some other god-awful, home-made concoction that my child will turn her nose up at and send back to the kitchen with ill regard for the chef.— Dad Bits (@DadBits) August 24, 2018
For all you non-believers, our next trick...— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) January 13, 2018
We will sit in front of this food, not eat it, and make your sanity disappear!
You could make dinner for a toddler, or you could just cut out the middle man & throw away a plate of food and squirt ketchup on the dog.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) September 12, 2014
Hey, let's eat outside tonight so the flies can eat our food while the mosquitos eat us, & the kids eat nothing b/c they hate burgers today.— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) July 15, 2017
Toddler food pyramid:— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) April 11, 2017
Meat pressed into shapes
F R U I T S N A C K S
My toddler is pretty particular about the brand of chicken nuggets I offer her for somebody who just ate a crayon.— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) May 13, 2017
"A bunch of food you're going to whine about is ready." I shout with no response.— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) January 18, 2017
"There's ketchup & applesauce!"
Kids come running.
Trying to figure out the right plate/food combo for a toddler is like trying to complete a Rubik’s Cube for the first time, every time.— The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) June 25, 2016
I can tell you that my kids eat a very balanced diet from the four basic food groups: chicken nuggets, Lunchables, Sprite and boogers.— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) October 3, 2011
3yo is upset because I didn't eat the pretend lunch she made me. My, my, my, how the tables have turned.— MotherPlaylist (@MotherPlaylist) March 7, 2017
My preschooler is a pretty picky eater for someone who snacks on boogers all day.— Walking Outside (@WalkingOutside) May 5, 2016
Child: What’s for dinner?— The Dad (@thedad) July 31, 2018
Child: GROSS! DISGUSTING! PROJECTILE VOMIT!
Child: Siri, what is casserole?
Me: Ok what fruit do you want for dinner?— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) February 3, 2015
Me: Not that kind of fruit
5yo: By the Foot
Dinner is a great time for my family to come together to tell each other exactly what is wrong with the meal I made.— Jesspacito (@mommajessiec) March 20, 2018
"You are SO picky," said the 8yo who won't eat pizza if it has sauce on it— Sarah del Rio (@sarahdelri0) February 8, 2016
Them: what’s parenthood like?— Karen Johnson (@21stcenturysahm) January 14, 2018
Me: I spent my Saturday evening picking every bit of parsley off dinner so tiny people stop crying is what it’s like.
If toddlers ordered:— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) May 24, 2016
Hmm...I'll start with a fistful of cheerios and a booger. Then I'll cry for Mommy's food, but with no yucky green bits.