His first response while staring at the box was, "Yeah, is that macaroni and cheese?"
Me: "Well, it's kinda like mac and cheese, except it has hamburger meat too."
It was the 3 cheese with penne pasta kind. I'm kind of picky about Hamburger Helper myself. I won't eat it except for the Italian Lasagna, but I like penne. Throw in the "3-cheese" and I'm sold.
All the while, the kiddo was still examining the box. Then he says with a worried look on his face and said, "No Mommy, I don't want it."
"Why?" I asked, "Is it because of the hamburger meat?" The hamburger meat was always the reason why I never liked the stuff to begin with and I wasn't about to force him to eat it when I boycotted it throughout my own youth.
But the poor baby, lol. Do you know what he said? The reason why he didn't want to eat it after analyzing that box so carefully?
He said, "Because it's made out of hands!!!"
At that point all I could do was bust out laughing and give him the biggest hug ever! I assured him that it was definitely NOT made out of hands. I guess with the picture of the Helping Hand along with the penne pasta (that does kind of resemble fingers) made him assume it was made of hands.
Needless to say, I made it for myself and did not make him eat it. Kids and their innocent imaginations! That put a smile on my face for the rest of the day!