I have always wondered why evolution favored those who prefer junk food. Candy, cookies and donuts I understand. A sweet tooth is attracted to fruit which is good for you–sweets are simply more concentrated. So it makes sense that my three-year-old self was screaming for ice cream. But I was told, “Eat your peas or you will get no dessert.”
That brings me to my next query: If that green slimy crap they call vegetables is so good for you, why don’t small children say something along the lines of, “Mommy, can I have a broccoli bar?” And why doesn’t mom say, “No, not until you eat your chocolate eclairs.”
“Aw, Mommy! Do I have to?!”
It seems to me that natural selection should have favored a species that is more attracted to healthy foods…but nooooooooo! So here is my three-year-old self batting peas around his plate with his spoon. I eventually got my ice cream. Apparently I was a good boy and ate my peas all gone. Later, however, when my grandma cleared the table, she lifted up my plate and there was a pile of peas underneath. Pretty slick, eh?
Write a story, fact or fiction (in any form you desire) about anything that pertains to picky eaters.