39 Funny Tweets About Kids And Food That Show The Picky Eater Struggle Is Real


Since becoming a mom, I've learned not to take food so seriously. Sure, it's important to feed your kids healthy foods, but when you're the parent of a picky eater, more often than not, meal time automatically turns into survival mode. And since misery (or pickiness in this case) loves company, funny tweets about kids and food from parents who have been there probably won't convince your kids to eat their dinner, but they will definitely prove that you're not alone in the dinnertime struggle.

Before I had kids I had grand aspirations for myself as a mom. I pictured myself as a wise, nurturing mother who would only feed her always obedient children organic, free-range, gluten free, non-GMO meals. We would sit down to dinner and my kids would eat all of their food, responding with a polite "thank you for dinner, mommy" and then we'd go on our merry way.

Now that I'm the mother of a toddler and an almost-toddler, let's just say that my mindset has changed a bit since my pre-mom days. Most of the time, I'm lucky to get my daughter to finish an entire meal that doesn't completely consist of goldfish crackers and bananas.

If you too are the parent of a picky eater, or "child" as most people call them, these tweets will resonate with you. And if your child hasn't yet reached these lengths of opinionated-ness, may the odds be ever in your favor.

1Selective Finders

You'll never chop them small enough.

2Opposite Game

A word to the wise: choose your words very carefully.

3Trade Off

It's a nightly battle.

4The 75 Percent

On the plus side, the more kids you have, the percentage can only go up.

5Lay Down The Law

Sometimes a mamas gotta do what she's gotta do.

6Hidden Talents

At some point, every parent turns into a food magician.

7Keep It Simple

At least he covered two basic food groups, right?

8Waffles Versus Pancakes

There is apparently a very distinct difference.

9Three Different Meals

Do we look like cook-to-order chefs?

10No Bacon Please

Who doesn't like bacon though?

11Noddles All Day

Especially when it's not payday yet.

12Trial And Error

We always know how it will end up, but yet we persist in cooking new gourmet things that aren't mac and cheese.

13A Wide Variety

But never veggies shaped like hotdogs.

14When The Unthinkable Happens

When the stars align and all the kids like the same meal, all I can say is don't blink. Because it will never happen again.

15Limited Menu

Since when did "mom" become synonymous with "sous chef"?

16Secret Happy Meal

They'll never be able to tell the difference, right?

17Four Course Meal

Except they'll only take two and a half bites of each.

18Donuts Versus Prunes

If your kid falls on the "healthy picky" side, never complain.

19Emotional Eating

It's natural to have very strong feelings about dinner, right?

20More For Us

If half-eaten chicken nuggets and mac and cheese are your forte, you're in luck.

21Infected Pizza

It's kind of the same thing.

22None Of The Above

At least she's honest.

23Thinking Ahead

You might as well add master planner to your list of accomplishments too.

24Hold The Salad

"I'll take a salad with no lettuce, veggies, or dressing, please mom".

25Everything Is Candy

Everything turns into candy with a little bit of imagination.


The next time your kid takes their plate to that bathroom, you'll know why.

27Dog/Toddler Food

Dog food is fair game. Salad is poison.

28Constructive Criticism

You're actually insulting me out of love right?

29Food Trolls

It's all just a game to them.

30One Of Those Days

Wine pairs wells with chicken nuggets, just so you know.

31Refined Tastes

Some kids err on the other side of picky.

32Breakfast In Bed

You are, that's who.

33A Battle Of Wits

It'll stop them in their tracks every time.

34Child's Logic

Oh, ok. Since your back hurts.

35Bread Is Bread

If it has the word "bread" in it, it's fair game.

36A Downhill Battle

Why do they make those holes so small anyway?

37Sacrificial Love

Which is every single time they eat.

38An Equation For Failure

Picky eaters plus airplane food don't mix.

39Mixed Messages

When it comes to cookies, what they don't know won't hurt them.