By marie - 26/4/2021 22:59

The Fear

Today, the kids in my 6 year-old daughter’s class were asked what they feared the most. My daughter’s worst fear is apparently not werewolves, sharks, monsters or clowns. Nope, it’s "eating food I don’t like." FML
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By  SJKatt  |  10

Seems very rational, tbh. The fear of having to forgo your own autonomy by having to eat a food you know you aren't going to enjoy is definitely a rational fear.

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By  SJKatt  |  10

Seems very rational, tbh. The fear of having to forgo your own autonomy by having to eat a food you know you aren't going to enjoy is definitely a rational fear.

By  bleachedraven  |  12

I'd be happy that she's not scared of werewolves, sharks, monsters and clowns.

By  the_bad_kind  |  12

This was 100% me growing up. We ate mostly junk food - 'breakfast for dinner' was weekly. At a cousin's daycare I remember being forced to eat peas and feeling legit hopeless that I couldn't see a future beyond peas. I struggled with anorexia and bulimia through high school and college, foregoing establishing lifelong bonds with peers. Privileged obsessions? Helicoptering or neglect? Funky brain chemistry? I still don't know but I think it would've helped to have built more self-esteem. Hope your daughter learns to feel safe in her environment and judgment.