My daughter comes to me with her lunch suggestion: “Mommy can I have mac n cheese for lunch?”

Me: “Sure Babe. What do you want with it?”

Her: “Mozzarella sticks!”

Me: “No you can’t have 2 cheeses. You have some protein so you have a choice of chicken nuggets or chicken nuggets.”

Her: *rolls eyes* “That’s not a choice Mommy. You told me what to pick.”

Dammit! She figured me out! I guess I need a new strategy now. She needs that protein in there so she is not whining for a snack in an hour.  Luckily, she loves chicken nuggets just as much as mozzarella sticks. Maybe I will make some for dinner. 🙂