Wot so Funee? How to get more pudding.

Lovely puddings at Sands Resort Hotel in Cornwall
Wot So Funee?In honour of the Bug’s birthday this week, we’re going to share one of his recent classics. Both of us are good eaters, but we’re never made to clear our plates. That’s one thing Mummy has always been adamant about – a habit of clearing your plate stops you listening to your body’s signals, and often means you overeat. Apparently. So despite the school’s tendency to administer stickers for empty plates, Mum’s not having any of it. That said, we’re not allowed to avoid the things we don’t like, and there’s a cut-off point before which we’re not allowed to stop. We’re quite regular testers of this, and I think I’ve sussed the key quantity on the plate, likely to result in a positive response to the question: “Is that enough..?”

Anyway, we’d had an unusually disagreeable meal – you know, the kind where your parents make you eat grown-up food so your Mum doesn’t have to cook 2 separate meals *raises eyebrow* – and had both managed to convince Mummy that we really were groaningly full. We’d elicited the green light to leave the table, but the Bug was still sitting in his seat.

You can go now, you’re done,” said Mummy. I’m waiting for my pudding!” retorted my brother. “But you said you were full,” came the entirely reasonable reply.

Oh no!” says he. “My tuna space is full, and my salad space is full. My potato space is full too, but there’s a gap, just here, right where my pudding space is!”

So there you have it kids. How to avoid the stuff you don’t like eating, and get more of what you do.

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9 thoughts on “Wot so Funee? How to get more pudding.”

  1. that is just brilliant! I think i will have to remember that too for myself to make sure i keep my pudding space free.

  2. hahah that’s brilliant and also so very clever. I definitely agree I always have space for dessert (pudding). Love it. thanks for hosting my lovely.

  3. I know plenty of adults too whose savoury space gets full, but they still have space in their pudding space! My daughter believes the only reason she eats a main course is to earn the right to eat pudding. Sigh.


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