I have a bit of a running battle with daughter over school puddings.
You see, school lunches are compulsory at her school so I can't control what she eats. The menu has lots of lovely healthy options such as homemade soups, jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings, a lovely salad bar, a selection of sandwiches including wraps and bagels, a homemade hot course with vegetables, that's fine.
There is a lovely selection of fruits they can choose to make their own fruit salad with toppings such as yogurt, granola and fruit purees, but the trouble is she just can't resist the syrup sponge with custard, marble cake with custard, cherry crumble with custard............ you get the picture.
Anyway, one day we were coming home from school when I asked her what she'd had for lunch.
"Chilli and nachos with sweetcorn", she replied.
"And for pudding?" I asked
"Syrup sponge and custard and guess what, mummy?"
"What?" I asked.
"If I stand on tip toe the dinner lady gives me a bigger portion!"
She seemed so proud of her deception.