When he was little, J–like so many other young kids–had a strong aversion to bread crust. Unfortunately for him, I had a strong aversion to making a sandwich and then cutting off the crusts for my kid. Call me mean if you want, but I just figured that if he didn’t like the bread crust that much, he could just eat around it. I did help him out a little bit, though, by cutting his sandwiches into quarters on the diagonal. This way, he could nibble what he considered “the good stuff” all the way down to the crust.
That picture above, though? That was my sandwich, from yesterday’s lunch. You see, my mom used to cut my sandwiches into quarters on the diagonal, and I still cut them that way for myself, every single time. (I DO eat the crust, in case you’re wondering.)