Magic tricks for children to make vegetables vanish

EVERYONE did it. Well, almost everyone.

Children have used sneaky tricks to get out of eating vegetables for many decades.

The Bulletin asked readers what tricks they used.

Bobby-Lee McQuire - Never got out of them, couldn't leave the table unless I did, then if I was still sitting there I would get a flogging for not eating them. Only spoilt or undisciplined kids get away without eating them.

Kieran Salsone - I threw tantrums till my mother was an emotional husk of a human being.

Joanne Austin McMullen - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... at least you admit it.

April Rudolph - Throw the potato on the roof and it would stick or flick it out the window so the dog would eat it!

Otherwise we'd eat them for brekky the next day cold if we didn't eat them!

Richard Burgess - My grandsons would not eat vegies so I made sausage rolls and filled them with mixed veg. They loved them until one found a green pea, then it was all over.

Joy Swindells - My brother had a variety of tricks. Sometimes I'd hear them whistle past my head out of the window behind me or he'd hide it under uneaten meat. When I had to dust the wall unit he sat in front of I'd find lots of food behind the photos he used to put there while rocking on his chair.

Elizabeth Cullen Hoolihan - Wouldn't have been game to not eat them. We weren't allowed to leave the table until we were finished - THEN we kids had to do the washing up, by hand (no dishwasher in those days).

Maria Finlay-Frenken - We could not get away with not eating any of our meal, we either had to sit at the table until it was all eaten, or it was put into the fridge and we had to eat it for breakfast. You soon learnt to eat what was on your plate.

Margie Duke - I never got out of eating them but my little brother used to ask to go to the toilet then put them in his mouth and spit them out in the toilet, that or my mum would eat them for him

Julieanne Luck - Never a problem ... loved my vegies. My brother and I used to argue about who got more

Lisa Verney - Lucky I had a sister that sucked food up like a Hoover.

Jennifer Moss - Dry retching.

Jack Beynon - I got mine for breakfast if I did not eat them. So I figured eat them hot with heaps of tomato sauce.

Joanne Austin McMullen - Sat there until I was sent to sit on the back stairs, then tipped them in the garden. Worked until I got cocky and hurried the process. Should've taken my time.

Kerry Wells - Fed them to my dog who would sit near me at the table

Arlena Preston - Hid them under my tongue and spat them out in the toilet. lol. Til I got busted haha

Sue Grayson - I ate all my vegies plus the siblings' vegies too. Their sneaky trick was to sneak their vegies to me, lol.

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