Dear Ellen: It took the power of the dark side

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.

Dear Ellen, my three-year-old WILL NOT EAT MAC & CHEESE! He will NOT do it and you can’t make him. I know because I’ve tried. Many, many. many. many times!

On a side note, he loves to watch me prepare food.  So tonight I stood him on a chair so he could watch me fix mac & cheese.  “Maybe then he’ll eat it,” I said, chuckling.

Here’s the thing, Ellen, when it comes to cooking, I have a talent at burning things. I can burn absolutely anything, even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches – I’m that awesome!

So…..after the fire department finished extinguishing our stove for the 6th time this month, I ran out to the store and bought a couple microwaveable mac & cheese bowls and had my son help me stir those. The interesting thing about these mac & cheese bowls is that they were part of a limited edition Stars Wars promotion.  Each noodle was shaped like the head of one of the characters – C-3PO, Darth Vader, that creepy green guy who talks backwards – you get the point.

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After the mac & cheese finished boiling over in the microwave, I showed my son the bowl and asked him if wanted some. “No! No! No!” Why did I ever think his response would be different?

As a last-ditch effort, I took one noodle out of the cup, placed it on a plate with a fork and put it in front of my son.  He looked at it, picked the fork up and ate the noodle!  He ate it! He ate, mac & cheese!  The thing is, the noodle he ate was shaped like Darth Vader’s head.

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It looks like it took the power of the dark side to get my toddler to eat mac & cheese.

Sincerely,

A. Marie

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12 thoughts on “Dear Ellen: It took the power of the dark side

  1. Awesome. I love Star Wars, especially Yoda , who is not creepy. He’s cute! May I say The Force was with your toddler. He destroyed Darth Vader 🙂

      1. Oh dear. I’m afraid I don’t know that reference… *tries to cover age back up* :p

        P.s. Would you by chance be interested in being a guest blogger on my blog in January? I’m doing a series on New Years Resolutions. ^.^ Let me know.

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