Thursday, March 10, 2011

I Blame You, Fast Food Chains

Eden is getting his wisdom teeth pulled tomorrow.  I promised him that we would go out for dinner before he has to give up chewing for a while.  He picked Stromboli at our favorite Italian pizzeria.   As we sat there sipping soda, the conversation turned towards our upcoming trip to France.

Me:  When we visit France you finally get to see the Eiffel Tower, Eden.  Aren't you excited!   Maybe we can take a tour of the mustard factory in Dijon while we are there.  That would be kind of interesting.

Eden:  No way am I going near any mustard.  You know how I hate mustard.

Me:  Eden, you really have to stop being such a freak about food.  When we go to France, be adventurous and give everything a try.  You never know, you might fall in love with mustard and come home a changed man.  

Claire:  Yeah, Eden.  There's a whole world out there beyond chicken nuggets.

Eden:  No way am I going to try gross French stuff.  Snails?  So discusting.  Who would ever even think of cooking those things???  

Claire:  I ate them and I thought they were ok.

Me:  I'm going to try everything.

Eden:  Mom, French food is the worst food on the planet and you know it.

Me (in a very shocked tone):  What???  Are you kidding me?  French food is amazing! You have just insulted an entire country my friend.  I think you might just get kicked out the minute your foot touches French soil!

Eden:  Oh come on!  Who are you kidding.  If it's so great, why aren't there any French restaurants around here.  Name one French restaurant within 10 miles of our house.

(Long pause.)

Eden:  I rest my case.


See what you have done fast food chains.  You have tainted the taste buds of my son.


A sincere apology to the good people of France:  S'il vous plaît pardonnez mon fils insensé.


Puttin' Down Roots said...

When are you going to France?! How exciting. I love your family conversations....they crack me up!!

steelebjm said...

They might not do main courses, but the French do know their desserts! And really, what kid could resist that? No mustard involved...

Eve said...

One word, Eden:


Kristi said...

what about french fries? delish! heehee

Pinecone said...

Kids are the best aren't they?!

France...sound like a fab trip!!
Happy Friday,

Daphenie said...

Crepes are kind of delicious!!! Especially with whipped cream and strawberries...or bananas and nutella~! YUMMM I think I made myself hungry.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

My dad served his mission in Belgium and came back with a delicious recipe for crepes that have been a family favorite for years. But we put powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice on them - none of this strawberries and whip cream or Nutella crap! :)

So - Paris in the spring? Or are you going in summer? Can't wait to see the pictures!

Lyndsay said...

La Madeleine!!! Have you ever been there? Oh, and if he thinks French food is gross, wait until he has to eat blood pudding in Iceland, or dried cod. Tell him to get a croque monsieur (grilled ham and cheese) while en France. Or a quiche lorraine (ham and cheese quiche...haha).