So my first thought comes from this guy:
|Four-year-old Lil' C|
Scene: Preschool pick-up
Me: How was school Buddy?
C: It was great! (This is the kid who, on the first day of school, got out of the car proclaiming, "Hello rocks, hello trees, hello school, I'm baaaack!")
Me: What'd you have for snack?
C: Crackers with cheese in them. Yuck!
Me: Oh, you didn't try them? (Duh!)
C: No way. There was cheese in them. Cheese is real food. I don't eat real food.
Me: Who says you don't eat real food? You eat bacon. That's real food. (And I use that term loosely when I speak of bacon.)
C: Bacon is not real food. It's a carb!
Me: It is too real food. It's made out of the same thing as hot dogs and ham.
Pause . . .
He probably still won't eat cheese, but maybe he won't eat so much bacon anymore either now that he knows that it's "real food."