The very best excuses why children won’t eat their food

Has your child ever refused dinner? These hilariously outrageous and incredibly accurate excuses may shed some light on their reasoning. And leave you in stitches.

Welcome to #MyKidCantEatThis round two. If you haven’t discovered #MyKidCantEatThis on Instagram yet, then here is your second helping of one of the funniest parenting accounts online.


Missed round one? Check out some of the initial excuses from the first time this Instagram account caught our eye. #MyKidCantEatThis showcases real life reasons why children around the world won’t eat the food put in front of them and now has more than 100,000 followers.

It hardly seems possible, but #MyKidCantEatThis is even more hilarious. Why? One word – hashtags. Come and see what excuses kids are dishing up lately on why they can’t eat this.

#MyKidCantEatThis because she asked for cheese and crackers, not crackers and cheese.

#CanYouSpotTheDifference #GetItRight#ReasonsMommyDrinks


#MyKidCantEatThis because daddy opened it.

Makes sense. His man hands changed the flavour.


#MyKidCantEatThis because there’s hair in it. Sophia The First’s hair… from the design on the plate.

#Unsanitary #No #FixItMommy


The food face I made for Caden’s lunch on Sunday that he refused to eat. He said it would kill him.

Tears people, there were tears. #FoodFaceFail

#MyKidCantEatThis because it has a scary smile.


#NeedAYoungPriestAndAnOldPriest #GlutenGhost


#MyKidCantEatThis because it looks like a booty.

#AppleBooty #AppleBootyJeans#IDontThinkYoureReadyForThisAppleJelly 



#MyKidCantEatThis because the grapes are too spicy.



#MyKidCantEatThis because it’s “too beautiful”.

She’s crying actual tears of joy. She’s four.


#MyKidCantEatThis She can’t eat these M&Ms because they have a “w” on them. She ate the ones with an “m”.

Don’t you just hate those darn W&Ws.


#MyKidCantEatThis because “there’s WEEDS in them!!”

You have to watch out for that strawberry weed.

#PoorQualityControl #WhoLetThisHappen #WeedFruit #BandNames 


#MyKidCantEatThis because the oatmeal is too thick to go through the straw.

Heaven forbid she use a spoon. That would be weird.


#MyKidCantEatThis because he secretly ate an entire box of crackers in his room before dinner

The struggle is real, people.


#MyKidCantEatThis because it’s a piece of her freakin toilet.

But it does look eerily similar to a doughnut. #grosskid #dontkissme


What are some of the hilariously ridiculous excuses your children have given for refusing their meals?

(via Instagram)

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