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I Can’t Afford My 4-Year-Old Fancy Eater

My 4-year-old’s favorite food is crab legs.

That’s right. Alaskan snow crab legs.

The stuff of 5-star restaurants and reality television shows.

I’m not sure if it’s the delicate white meat, or the fact he gets to use tools at the dinner table.

(He recently told me he wanted to grow up and work at Home Depot, but I’m thinking he may want to reconsider.)

Champagne taste on a beer budget.

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Not All Meals Are Epic Failures

But this one was.

I looked over at my son who was moving the grilled chicken around on the plate, less than enthusiastically.

And then over to my husband, who was choking down a lettuce wrap with even less enthusiasm.

I thought, where did I go wrong?

But that’s when I saw it.

Its bulging, iridescent eyes staring back at me.

A big.

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