Cheese Sandwiches {The Ordinary Moments}

Little Man has always loved cheese sandwiches – his sister loves ham. But Little Man’s love of cheese sandwiches is like nothing else – it’s his first choice whenever I ask what sandwiches he would like although if I ask what he’d like for lunch, and not specify sandwiches, he would say cheese on toast – he’s a cheese monster.

But yesterday I took the children to Westfield, Stratford. I had some jobs to do and thought we could have a play, buy a treat or two and have a nice lunch. Sadly they were both a bit under the weather and so it wasn’t the lovely trip I had hoped for but all the same I gave LP the choice of lunch. I said we could have anything – lunch in a nice restaurant, a McDonalds, whatever. So what did LP choose? Ham sandwiches.

I went straight to Greggs – as I love their sandwiches and it wasn’t too far from where we were at that point. I picked LP up a ‘Simply Ham’ sandwich and she approved. But sadly they didn’t have a ‘Simply Cheese’ version. Instead they had cheese and onion that looked similar to egg mayo in consistency and when I showed it to Little Man he just started howling like the world was over.

I looked for other options – Cheese Salad in a seeded bap, a Cheese and Ham baguette… I offered him the baguette and said I’d eat the ham but he cried that it was too big. So I offered him the cheese salad and said I’d take the salad out and he hugged it to him like I might change my mind and take it back at any moment.

He carried on crying until we had paid and found somewhere to sit to eat our lunch. He then watched with big eyes whilst I deconstructed his roll, took out most of the filling and left just the two slices of cheese in the middle.

At that point Little Man was happy again and all was right with the world. One little boy and his love of cheese sandwiches – sometimes nothing else will do.

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15 Comments

  1. April 3, 2016 / 8:15 am

    Ah bless him, that’s so cute! I have to admit I feel the same about cheese, I love it!
    Nat.x

  2. April 3, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Aww love him!
    My other half and all the kids only like very plain sandwiches so buying them pre-packed is a nightmare! Always mayo or stray tomatoes creeping in!

  3. April 3, 2016 / 11:20 am

    That’s adorable! I too love cheese on toast, it’s the best. Alice took ages to like cheese, but kept trying it and now likes it. Whereas Holly loves it and I think she might end up like little man with his love of cheese x

  4. April 3, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    He’s so cute, and who doesn’t love cheese! I love how it has be just the cheese though. Little ones are so particular when it comes to food. xx

  5. April 3, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I’m the same – only like plain cheese on my sandwiches & anything else has got to go!! Good choice T 🙂 xxx

  6. April 3, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    This sounds SO much like my two, i loved reading this. Mads has always eaten the usual sandwich things- jam, ham, cheese, marmite etc, but LL literally will only eat nutella. So many times recently I have had to take ham out of sandwiches so she is just eating butter and bread! x

  7. April 3, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Cheese is a firm favourite in this house too! It’s funny how such a simple thing can be so desired!

  8. April 3, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Bless him! It could be worse neither of mine like ham or cheese, lunch options are limited when we’re out!

    Stevie x

  9. April 3, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Aww how sweet! Alexander has started really loving cheese, he could quite happily munch on a blog of red Leicester if I let him!

    Sophie x

  10. April 3, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I have a cheese monster too – he’d eat cheese at every meal given the choice.

  11. April 3, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Bless him! To be fair, I’m exactly the same and so are the boys. Can’t go wrong with a cheese sandwich! Simply and perfection!

  12. April 3, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Cheeky Chap isn’t a cheese fan at all, I’m pretty sure there is something wrong with him. 😉 That said, he will only eat ham sandwiches. Literally nothing else for lunch (or at least, lunch at home) will do. That picture is adorable, definitely a child who is happy with his lunch there!

  13. April 4, 2016 / 7:21 am

    Bless him. Children and their obsessions, glad you managed to console him. x

  14. April 4, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    Oh bless him! Baby loves ham like LP, she won’t even try cheese, It is good that he knows him own mind 🙂 x

  15. April 5, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    That is just adorable! I love the fact you had to reconstruct the sandwich to make him happy! The things mums do! My 9 month ate the cream cheese off the toast this morning and ate nothing else!!

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