Went to dinner last night at a typical "family style" restaurant. The family at the next table had a child - 4 or 5 years old, I guess - who wouldn't eat anything. The kids menu offered a cheeseburger, chicken fingers, cheese pizza, and spaghetti. He wouldn't have any of those. The parents tried to interest him in appetizers - chicken wings, potato skins, mozzarella fingers, etc. - but it was nothing doing, and the kid's complaints got louder and louder, until the parents finally apologized to the waiter and left.
I don't want this to degenerate into a discussion of parenting skills, so I hope everyone please leaves that issue alone. But the incident did leave me wondering: what else could the restaurant have offered on a kids menu? The only things I could think of were hot dogs or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and I think plenty of places would reject those for 1) possible choking, or 2) allergies. Any thoughts?