Amongst other feats, moms and dads are continually marketing items. Observe a mealtime involving preschoolers: you’ll find parents pitching advertising copy for the toughest clients imaginable: children.
Here are some recent sales pitches involving food that we’ve tried on our son:
Superman’s Special Ketchup (a.k.a. Spaghetti with sundried tomato pesto)
Son: I like my noodles with butter and cheese.
Me: These have butter and cheese…and some other things.
Son: It looks spicy.
Me: It’s Superman’s Special Ketchup
Perogies with Chicken (a.k.a. Potstickers)
Son: These don’t taste like perogies, they taste like Chinese food.
Husband: I don’t think the next one tastes like Chinese food.
Son, eating the next potsticker: This one does too.
Husband: The one on the edge of your plate tastes like chocolate.
Son, eating that piece: No, it doesn’t.
This pattern continued until all his potstickers were consumed.
Cucumbers with Attitude (a.k.a. Dill pickles)
Why I wanted my son to eat his day’s worth of sodium out of a jar remains a myth to me. But when I called the pickles “Cucumbers with Attitude,” he ate.
A Naked Hamburger (a.k.a. Meatloaf)
Once you say the word naked, you don’t need to say anything else.
Any successful sales pitches you use (or fell victim to as a kid?)
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