Super Secret Blog Post

What do these look like to you?

What may look like ordinary crackers to one person...

If you guessed Ritz munchables pretzel rounds then, congratulations you can read, but you would be wrong.  In our house these are referred to only as Super Secret Crackers.  They are coveted by the boys.  I mean, they get downright giddy when they get a small bowl of Super Secret Crackers for a snack.

I don’t remember exactly how it all went down but it went something like this.  I bought these crackers on a whim to have as something different for Cody’s school lunches.  Knowing the boys do not take kindly to different foods, they would be happy eating mac and cheese with hot dogs and pb&j sandwiches forever if I let them, I decided to add a bit of mystery to said box of crackers.

me:  (leaning forward slightly and lowering my voice to a hushed whisper)  Do you boys want to try some S u p e r  S e c r e t  C r a c k e r s  for snack today?

boys:  (eyes wide) What are they?

me:  Well, they are crackers that are Super Secret and really good.  Do you want to try one?

boys:  I do!  I do! (mad rush to the little snack table)

And so was introduced the lore of the Super Secret Crackers.

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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6 Responses to Super Secret Blog Post

  1. Jodi Stone says:

    Nice psychology tactic! My grandson is at the age where he only eats certain things too…..maybe I need to try this S u p e r S e c r e t C r a c k e r trick with him. 🙂

  2. shoes says:

    It is quite handy. Also my boys are more willing to try any foods that are served on a stick (i.e. a toothpick).

  3. Perhaps you should go into marketing!

    • shoes says:

      With each box of Super Secret Crackers you purchase, you will receive, not one, but two, pairs of Super Secret Spy Glasses – one for you and one for a friend! Ha, perhaps you are right VeggieSandwichGeneration. 🙂

  4. That’s such an awesome story! Kids are so sweetly gullible. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      Thank you Kim. Now if I could just get them to buy into the amazing wonderful world of Super Secret Salads I would be happy! Alas the only veggies they eat are raw carrots and cooked broccoli (and that is because I told them they are actually tiny broccoli trees!).

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