We had *2* turkey dinners this weekend, one of which I cooked at home. My 4yo ds declared as we sat down to eat, "I don't want any Russell Sprouts!"
I said, fine, no brussels sprouts for you, more for the rest of us. (he ate the broccoli and carrots without complaint as usual). I noticed him pushing a bite of stuffing around on his plate and I told him to take the last bite and he said, "but I don't like Russell Sprouts!!"
Dude, I said, that's not brussels sprouts, thats stuffing. Its good!
"I don't like stuffing! Or Russell Sprouts!" (yes, he always talks in exclamation marks)
I told him I would pay him to eat that bite of stuffing. I am not above parental bribery, as it works *very* well on his 7yo sister. He looked at me sideways but wasnt' taking the bait. I asked him how much money it would take to get him to eat that stuffing.
"Four," he said.
"Four what? Four quarters? Four pennies?"
"Dude, you have a deal. Now open up."
And then the moment of truth. "mmmmm!!!! I LIKE stuffing!!!!"