How a 2-Year-Old Eats PB&J’s

When young children don’t know the “conventional” ways of eating foods, they’ll trail blaze their own route.

For example, this is what is left of my son’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich…


My son taught me an alternative method for consuming sandwiches. This is what I learned.

First, I learned that bread crust is one of the most horrid, edible foods one can eat. So, notice how most of the middle of the sandwich is, magically, gone.

Second, I learned you must consume peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by taking the biggest bite possible, take two chews, then take another big bite until most of the sandwich is gone.

Third, I learned that the peanut butter and jelly is better than the bread. Therefore, you must separate the bread exposing the inside, take your index finger and scrape the innards and scoop it into your mouth.

Lastly, eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is very, very messy. You will not see a picture of my child, but you can imagine a small, 2-year-old boy smiling from cheek to cheek with peanut butter and jelly smeared all over his face.

Just another way to eat a PB&J.


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