The waiter comes over with crayons and paper, and you’re happy that your kids will be distracted for at least a few minutes. But then you realize that the drawing paper is also a children’s menu and all your efforts to move beyond butter noodles will be fruitless (and vegetable-less). How did this happen? Not how you think. Here’s a brief history of the children’s menu.

+ The man who made the sippy cup.