By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Nov 18, 2009 at 6:39 PM

We let the kid pick where he wanted to eat tonight in celebration of an accomplishment, and he picked Culver’s, 1325 E. Capitol Dr.

I like the fast food eatery’s Wisconsin roots, but other than that, I’m not a big fan, mostly because there isn’t a single item on the menu that works for me. Sure, a double cheeseburger sounds great, but most of my metabolism stayed in the '90s and I haven’t had a double anything since.

So, I ordered a large garden salad, low-fat dressing and a water. But here’s the kicker: I find myself stealing a fry here or a bite of burger there and although I don’t order my own ice cream, I offer to "clean up" my kid’s cone.

I can’t decide if this is sick or smart. I am, after all, consuming fewer calories than I would if I ordered my own burger and fries and custard, but then again, maybe if I ordered something a little more satisfying than a salad I wouldn’t feel the need to snitch from other people’s meals.

Something tells me my plate picking is rather annoying to my dinner pals, and yet, I cannot stop because, at this point, the stupid food games are working for me. Well, sort of.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.