A Toddler’s Lament . . .

A Toddler’s Lament


To eat, or not to eat – that is the question:

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The peas and carrots of outrageous meal-times

Or to take arms against a sea of vegetables

And by chucking them on the floor –  end them.

‘Tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wished. To skip straight to pudding,

to eat – perchance some ice-cream: ay, there’s the grub,

For in that bowl of food – what veg may come

(cunningly hidden by Mum under the pasta!)

When we have shuffled off this mortal high-chair,

Mum gives us a biscuit. There’s the respect

That makes calamity of so long life.

For who would bear the fruit and veg of tea-time?

The pangs of hunger – delayed,

When Mummy herself, quietus makes,

By giving me a Petite Filous,

And scraping my veggie pasta into the bin.


By Grace,

( and William Shakespeare.)


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6 responses to “A Toddler’s Lament . . .

  1. BRILLIANT!!!! Definitely my post of the week 😀

  2. Pingback: Sharing Sunday #6 « Free Your Parenting

  3. Have shared this post on my blog this morning 🙂

  4. Bloomin genius. I love it, last two lines especially resonated with me.

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