Food Waste is Crappy

I’d never heard of the Parenting. With Crappy Pictures blog. Until today. And now I’m a big fan.

In her recent post on kids and food waste, Amber Dusick illustrates (crappily) what seem to be mutually exclusive tasks: feeding kids and avoiding waste. Anyone who’s ever tried to feed a child (and even certain adults) will relate to the finicky eating habits of Amber’s kids and her response.

I appreciated the Mini Babybel anecdote–her kids don’t like eating them, just opening them. And don’t miss the kicker at the end of the post, which I appreciated. Suckers!

Anyway, thanks to Amber for depicting the frustration felt by millions (billions?) of parents. Given the 250 or so responses, it seems to have struck a chord.

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  1. Renee
    Posted July 11, 2012 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    It was a funny article. I am just a little surprised at it and the comments and the behavior of my own grandchildren (pickiest on earth). Why would you give a small child a whole apple or whole anything if you’re pretty sure they won’t eat it all? Cut off a bit and store the rest for later in the frig. Food = money. I wouldn’t hand a child a 50 cent peach and throw away 35 cents of it. I will admit that you do have extra food waste with children. Sometimes there’s not much you can do about that! I read somewhere that the best way to deal with waste is to run it through a chicken.

    Good post today at

  2. Posted July 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Oh I love that blog – only discovered it recently myself. Despite not being a parent, I find it hilarious. I always wondered why mums seem to eat all their kids leftovers – and now I know – there are so many, they can’t bear to waste them!

  3. Bernie
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this. We’ve passed it along to our kids (who have kids themselves) and friends with kids – all have loved it and think it’s hilarious.