Nothing Says Refinement Like Nugget-Flavored Ice Cream

For the past week or so, Magoo has been on some sort of weird food strike. He will eat cheddar cheese, anything that tastes similar to a fistful of sugar, and of course chicken nuggets.

He likes his nuggets dino-shaped and white meat only and he enjoys them with a subtle hint of ketchup glob.

Dan and our health conscious organic-loving neighbor were watching the kids play in the sandbox the other day. They were making pretend food out of sand and our neighbor wanted to get the kids involved.

They planted sticks in the ground to grow imaginary fruit.

Neighbor: What’s growing on your tree?
Layee: Cherries, bananas, peaches and strawberries.
Magoo: NUGGETS!!!!

They dished up bowls of sand for each kid.

Neighbor: What flavor of ice cream do you want?
Laylee: Strawberry banana chocolate
Neighbor Boy: Hazelnut Latte
Magoo: NUGGETS!!!!

And that was the answer to pretty much every question they asked Magoo. Who loves you? NUGGETS!!!! What do you want to do? I WANT NUGGETS!!!! Yes. We’re all about variety and nutrition at our house.

I will say that this weekend he discovered his great love of plums, or at least the first bite of plums, picked fresh from the tree. We were at a family wedding on a farm in Eastern Washington and we let Laylee and Magoo help us pick some fruit to take home. Laylee and I carefully laid our peaches into the box while Magoo ran from tree to tree taking one bite out of each plum he found, seeing the pit inside and exclaiming, “EW. YUCKY!” and throwing it back to swim away to freedom.

At one point I found a rotten peach in our carefully gathered box of fruit and so I picked it up and threw it behind the tree with all its good-for-nothing friends. Magoo’s face lit up. “OH FUN!” he exclaimed and began unloading the peaches and throwing them as hard as he could at the trees. I guess if you can’t spend your whole life eating nuggets, watching perfectly ripe fresh peaches explode is the next best thing.

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20 Responses to Nothing Says Refinement Like Nugget-Flavored Ice Cream

  1. Farm Wife says:

    #1 Son eats only bananas, peanut butter, ketchup, and smores pop tarts. We also are all about nutrition here. And he spent one summer picking crab apples up of the ground and taking a bite out of them before spitting repeatedly and throwing them at the dog. Of course he refused to take a bite out of the perfectly good Grannie Smith apples growing 20 yards away.

  2. Karen says:

    Pleeeeze tell me that you are bringing Nugget Boy with you next week! I need to squish him.

  3. Heffalump says:

    Nuggets are part of a balanced diet…the meat part is from the meat group…the coating is from the grain group, and the ketchup is from the veggies group. All you need is a milkshake to go along with it and life is complete.
    Don’t worry, someday he will grow up and graduate to chicken strips!

  4. Flyingtubs says:

    If my oldest could subsist entirely on snap peas, bread with olive oil, spanish olives and saltines she would be in heaven. She has very abnormal taste buds for a 5 year old but I suppose it could be worse.
    Have fun with Nugget boy!

  5. “Chicky Nugs” are also my son’s favorite delicacy. With a side of ketchup of course. He’s not so picky about the meat quality tho.

  6. My nephew lived on Wendy’s chili from age 3 – 6 years. For every meal. NUGGETS rule at my house, and my guys are older.

  7. Awnya Boam says:

    Nuggets…a necessity for any kid! (smiles!)…

  8. Dana says:

    Something in that reminds me of my daughter who leaves apples with two bits taken out around the house. I have to watch her in the store, because the bestest activity of all is to poke your finger through the plums in the produce section.

    She takes “Little Jack Horner” a little too literally, I think.

  9. Sue says:

    He’s growing up… But I hope he doesn’t grow up to be a junkfoodlover… hmm well, like me, if you haven’t seen a junkfoodlover!!!!!

  10. Ree says:

    Can I borrow him for the apples that are falling all over my yard? Attracting all kinds of lovely stinging insects? I promise I’ll put him in one of those bee-keepers thingies.

    Oh, and Shortman says, “Nuggets….” too – sorry to tell you. He’s 15.

  11. Shalee says:

    Well, at least he’s touching the peaches… Baby steps, Kathryn. Baby steps.

  12. Sketchy says:

    I am missing my home in Eastern Washington and our yummy delicious peaches (PA *thinks* they grow peaches, but its a lie) that this is enough to make me cry.

    Oh those perfectly ripe delicious peaches!!!

  13. Rachel says:

    I swear if it weren’t for nuggets some days my kids would starve!

  14. grammyelin says:

    That sounds like a trip worth taking. Hope you had fun.

    As for “Nugget-boy”… as long as he keeps being so lovably squinchable, who cares what fuels the machine?

  15. Emily says:

    It was lovely to here about your adventures at the wedding. those peaches would have gone to waste anyway. It was refreshing as always to talk to you and your family.

  16. Jen M says:

    Ah, nuggets – the perfect food in our house, too.

  17. Carrie says:

    What a crack up!

    And seriously, what would we do without those nuggets?

  18. Margaret says:

    “I guess if you can’t spend your whole life eating nuggets, watching perfectly ripe fresh peaches explode is the next best thing.”

    ah, for the simple life again, when those 2 alternatives were all that i needed…

  19. I only ask my two-year old what he wants for dinner if I’ve already decided to make dino nuggets. I feel your pain!

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