You can file this under "Parenting 101"
  1. Tonight I made dinner.
  2. It was veggie burgers on Hawaiian sweet rolls.
  3. My 6 year old daughter's had ketchup and almond cheese on them.
  4. Mine was with no bread and avocado and sliced tomato.
  5. We're not vegan.
  6. Sometimes we pretend that we are.
  7. Both choices were disgusting.
  8. My daughter protested.
  9. I stood firm.
  10. She didn't like the "green part" and started crying.
  11. I offered that she could have them with m&m's.
  12. I don't know why this even happened, but it happened.
  13. She added a green m&m, which was ironic given that she didn't like the "green part."
  14. She continued to cry and spit some of it out.
  15. I replied that I don't like them either, but this is what we're having.
  16. This was my wife's favorite part of the night.
  17. I added in a bonus, "You can decide what we're having tomorrow."
  18. It didn't matter.
  19. She went to her room in protest.
  20. I ate one of them.
  21. Then I told her she could have just the bread and ketchup.
  22. She obliged, emerging from her room.
  23. Which means she literally had bread, water, and ketchup for dinner.
  24. I kind of feel like I should start singing a song from 'Annie.'
  25. Before she leaves the orphanage.
  26. But I won't.
  27. If anyone was wondering, the one I ate turned out to be the one with the m&m in the middle.
  28. I wouldn't say it was delicious, but it definitely added something to it.
  29. There is a box of eight more veggie patties in the refrigerator.
  30. They will be going into the trash tonight.
  31. Don't judge me.
  32. I just happen to really like m&m's.