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#1 BadCat

Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:56 AM

So is sushi the new gifted?  Is it the new brag point for parents?  Instead of "oh my kid could do advanced calculus at 6 months" is the preferred parental brag these days "Oh MY child prefers sushi to Maccas."

Are there other new brags I should be aware of?

#2 brazen

Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:58 AM

damn, missed out again!

#3 busy_bee

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:00 AM

oooo I so hope it is!

I usually get anywhere from weird looks to death stares when sharing a sushi roll with DS (16months) when we're out and about.

Please please please let it mean that he is more brilliant than brilliance itself rolleyes.gif

#4 Fr0g

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:00 AM

Parents have bragged about mature palates for years.

My daughter loves sushi, but LOVES a cheeseburger. She's very blonde - so we don't hold much hope for her, anyway.

#5 Monket

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:04 AM

QUOTE (FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog @ 14/09/2012, 07:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She's very blonde - so we don't hold much hope for her, anyway.

Tee hee

#6 Crazy.Whimsy

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

Oh, I can brag about my sushi eating child  cool.gif DS like seafood and he likes rice and sushi is the perfect combo of the two. Pity he can't do calculus!

#7 =R2=

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

It's not a real brag unless they actually eat it with raw fish like my 2 do.

So nerrrrr tongue.gif !

#8 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:11 AM

Lol. Yes, sushi...and hummus, in my experience, eg

"I just give DS a Vegemite sandwich in his lunch box"

"Oh no, that's not very good for them. Mine just love home made hummus with julienned carrots, sliced  snow peas and any other organically grown vegetables you may have to hand ..."


Edited because I haven't had my coffee yet and am clearly not making sense ...

Edited by Lucretia Borgia, 14 September 2012 - 07:12 AM.

#9 lonsdale

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:19 AM

QUOTE (FrogIsAFrogIsAFrog @ 14/09/2012, 08:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She's very blonde - so we don't hold much hope for her, anyway.

Don't lose hope yet maybe she will have to wear glasses and EVERYBODY knows glasses brings out the smarts!

I think people want to be seen as good parents by others, I think it's natural that parents want to tell/show others what great parents they are - what is a better reflection of parenting than a toddler who picks "health food" as their treat?

Our boys are adventurous eaters, they have little choice as we are raising them in China and sometimes the only option is something "weird" BUT put a Californian Roll and a Happy Meal in front of them and I can almost guarantee they will go for the Happy Meal.

Edited by lonsdale, 14 September 2012 - 07:21 AM.

#10 JRA

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:21 AM

I had no idea there was something I could brag about with my son.

A first - Yeah!!!

#11 matildasmummy

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:23 AM

DD1 and DD2 both like Maccas, but DD2 also likes sushi.

Any tips how I can keep my less-intelligent DD1 away from DD2 to stop her from making inferior food choices that could result in reduced brilliance!

#12 TopsyTurvy

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:24 AM

Oh how sad.  Poor DS is slated for a lifetime of being dumb.  He won't eat sushi cry1.gif

Can I ask if there is any redemption in him eating smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, chilli con carne and Thai green curry?

#13 Unatheowl

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:28 AM

QUOTE (=R2= @ 14/09/2012, 07:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not a real brag unless they actually eat it with raw fish like my 2 do.

So nerrrrr tongue.gif !

Pfft, my ds eats a whole salmon sashimi entree by himself (with his hands).  Not sure which part of it attracts the stares....I mean, he CAN use chopsticks but..... shrug.gif , kids!

#14 scarfie

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

DS is so ahead of time then!  He is now 9 and was eating sushi by the time he was 16 months old, so 8 years ago!  

Mind you, I think that might have had something to do with me eating it all the way through my pregnancy  blush.gif .

So, does that make me a good parent, or a bad parent?

#15 TopsyTurvy

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

QUOTE (Madame Catty @ 14/09/2012, 07:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
parents who manage to do all the 'right' things.

Oh such parents exist?  Really? Must be quite hard to be one of those parents.

#16 HRH Countrymel

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:53 AM

My nephews have had very 'sophisticated palates' from year dot - their Daddy is a chef and they have been exposed to really 'good' food from the get go. (famous quote from bib wearing, pre cutlery using child... "No Grandma not those olives... I want Kalamata!") they took nori rolls in their lunchboxes to daycare along with chia muffins and salad wraps.  The first time the big one went to a Mc Birthday party he came home and told his brother in amazement "It was at that place where you go to the toilet!" when asked what he ate he told him "It was kind of like food - not really, but kind of like food.."

This did not stop one of them chucking a tanty the other night at the delectable meal (one you would pay painfully through the nose at Daddy's restaurant for) and fuming that "Why do we have to eat horrible food all the time? When I leave home I'm only going to eat nice food every night!"  when questioned as to what 'nice' food that would be... "Pizza and fish & chips! EVERY night!"

He's not gifted though.

#17 PizzaSteve

Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:59 AM

I was excited about my child choosing Subway over Maccas!

Back to the drawing board.....

#18 Chchgirl

Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:00 AM

I'd love to know where these malls, schools and daycare centres are that people get constantly judged at , I have never ever encountered people like this in my entire parenting gig in nearly 15 years!

#19 Manicmum

Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:17 AM

I've realised lately that I AM a brag mummy. I had 3 under 2, the eldest are now 4, no support so there is little else in my life to talk about TBH. If I mention they are starting to read, that apparently is bragging and annoys some other mummies (they are not advanced and we have areas of concern like everyone).

As for sushi, no way! They are not keen on the texture of rice. However one will eat salad and loves tuna and salad wraps, not the others. It has definitely caused some to judge me as a snob (which is quite funny).

They thought until about 3 months ago the big M meant Millshake, even though they have been to parties there. I don't think to take them there because I don't like it.

As a child (young) I loved mushrooms, olives, dilled cucumbers.

#20 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:22 AM

My DS wouldn't know what Maccas tastes like - his special "fast" food is sushi (and yes he loves it). I don't think it's anything to brag about. Most of his friends eat sushi too. Plus he is gluten intolerant.
He prefers savoury foods and loves salami, olives and dips too. Of course he loves the more expensive foods  rolleyes.gif
When I was a child my mum would brag that we would eat things like sushi, olives and curry, but it was pretty rare back then, so I can understand her wanting to brag a little.

I would be shouting it to the world if I could get him to eat green vegies voluntarily tho  wink.gif

#21 Nora.

Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:26 AM

I don't think my kids have ever had sushi, I doubt they'd like it. To be honest, I'd rather have Maccas (and I'm not particularly a fan) to sushi.

My daughter likes oysters and blue cheese, damn it. I wish she'd stick to the nuggets. I don't like sharing.

#22 Dowager fancie

Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:27 AM

QUOTE (Chchgirl @ 14/09/2012, 08:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd love to know where these malls, schools and daycare centres are that people get constantly judged at , I have never ever encountered people like this in my entire parenting gig in nearly 15 years!

tsk! tsk! Chchgirl.

you're obviously not trying hard enough. tongue.gif

#23 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 14/09/2012, 07:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's not gifted though.


I have worked with a lot of gifted kids.  From my experience, they tend to have more food issues than "regular" kids.

#24 caitiri

Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:37 AM

QUOTE (lizzie04 @ 14/09/2012, 07:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was excited about my child choosing Subway over Maccas!

Back to the drawing board.....

I got excited because mine ate some of my fish and chip burger rather then just his normal chips........

He used to eat sushi though and vegie soup.. I miss those days

#25 SUSIE25

Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:40 AM

Please please please let it mean that he is more brilliant than brilliance itself

lol, what about sushi with a side of fries  wink.gif   Does that make you just average?

DD and I are sushi roll addicts and I make them at home now too. Delicious. Hmm, want some now.

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