So without further adieu, two days ago after I picked the boys up from kindergarten I took them out for lunch for some daddy time. They chose Burger King. No big surprise. The only other option would have been Mickey D!
After we finished with lunch I asked them if they would like a chocolate milkshake for dessert. Nathan informed me that he doesn't like chocolate shakes. (He is always very reluctant to try new things). I told him it was just chocolate ice cream that you drink. That convinced him and he decided he would have one. He then asked if they had vanilla. I told him they did and asked if he would rather have vanilla instead of chocolate. He said no. (I'm thinking ok, then why did you ask, but anyways).
As I get ready to go up to the counter he says, "Dad make sure to ask them not to put vanilla in mine!" I explained that if I ordered him a chocolate shake they would only put chocolate in it.
As we were driving away (we got them to go), before Nate would take a drink, he asked me once more if I had asked them not to put vanilla in his shake. So I explained once more, that if you order a chocolate shake you only get chocolate, just as if you order strawberry that is all you get and the same with caramel and vanilla. Finally he was convinced to give it a try. To his surprise, it tasted good.
Wow! I've never known anyone to have to work so hard to convince a child to try sweets before. I wouldn't trade him for the world though, even if he is a picky eater, like his... Maybe I should just end that thought right there.
I posted this conversation and the one yesterday because, I found them humorous. In all honesty I cherish the conversations I get to have with my kids. The older they get the more insightful they get. It is awesome to watch them grow into the people that God designed them to be. Kids are truly a blessing from the Father.