WTF Parenting: The Sweet Burrito Challenge

A few weeks ago, my kid decided she wanted to do something called the Sweet Burrito Challenge. I have a feeling this may have started out as a poorly disguised move designed to secure a burrito made of Nutella, chocolate chips and whipped cream – but that’s not how it went down.

After talking about it for a few days, she finally decided on the rules. There would be two challengers: herself and her father. There would be 10  ingredients. 5 would be sweet things. 5 would be not-sweet things. I was appointed ingredient master.

On the appointed day, she woke up and immediately set to work decorating the ingredient bags. She then turned them over to me so that I could fill them. I was tasked with making sure no one knew what was in them. Of course then they kept trying to spy on me so I waited a few hours and pretended to do the dishes.

Or rather, I actually DID the dishes but I also filled the bags at the same time. It’s amazing how fast those two can scatter as soon as they hear plates clinking together.  The point is that when the contest started, no one knew what was in them.

I think I did a pretty good job.

I think I did a pretty good job.

Both challengers drew five numbers from a bowl and opened the corresponding bags. They had to make a burrito out of those ingredients using a tortilla and a base of shredded cheese. The burritos would then get warmed up enough to melt the cheese and they would eat them. I honestly couldn’t tell you how to ‘win’ because the whole thing was just really gross. But they had fun so I guess it was worth it?

I don’t know. I’ll let you decide: