The answers are quite complex but not unreachable.
It came to me after talking about it with my four year old.
NOTE: My kids love playing in the compost pile and seeing who can find the biggest worms.
“Do you want to feed your worms?”
This pretty much took care of the problem. Of course he didn’t want them in his tummy.
I haven’t had much of a struggle with the kids since. Praise God for simple things. Kids are so amazing and if we take the time to teach them truth at a level they understand, they grasp it quickly and completely.
I wish it was that easy for the teenager and husband to grasp. But the echo of this question works for the young ones for now.
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Funny thing is, when my four year old now wants a sucker from the bank line he turns to mommy in public and says loud and serious,
“I WANNA FEED MY WORMS!”