Dad, what’s for lunch?
Aww. We had that yesterday, and the day before, and the day before!
And you’ll have it again, and again until it is finished.
Now shut up and wait for me to heat it up!
Actually Ethan, soup is almost gone. Just mostly what is left over from the soup. So instead of soup you will have “mush.”
(Starts throwing a hysterical tantrum and jumping around the room.)
NO!!! I don’t want mush! I REFUSE to eat mush!
Shut up! You will eat mush and you will like it!
Why do I have to eat mush?!
Mush is what neglected children eat and that is what you are! So sit down and wait while I give you your hot mush and be happy it’s not cold mush!
I’m NOT eating mush!
You ARE eating mush. You will have mush. And you’ll be happy to eat mush. Now hold out your empty plate, make a pathetic face and say “Please sir, I want some more?”
(Ethan take plate in hand and looks at it in disbelief,)
You’re right! It IS mush!