"I have been assured by a very knowing acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roassted, baked, or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricasee or ragout." —Jonathon Swift, from "A Modest Proposal for Preventing Children of Poor People from being a Burden
to their Parents or the Country" (1729)
As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. —Buddy Hackett
A boy is an appetite with the skin pulled over it. —anonymous
From The Wit and Wisdom of the Peanut Butter Gang by H. Jackson Brown:
"You should never try to stick peas in your pocket at dinnertime"—Renee, age 13
"You should never order seafood at a hamburger joint in Nebraska"—Chad, age 11
"Even my dog isn't stupid enough to try my sister's cooking"—John, age 12
"Putting your vegetables on your little sister's plate doesn't work"—Kelly, age 11
There are few things that country music, honesty, time, ice cream, forgiveness, or a hug won't heal.—Heather, age 16
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