This is what I'm going to tell my kids when I have them. I will not be dealing with picky eaters or making five separate meals for dinner. (Another thing my mom did, which made us more open to trying new foods).
Silence is almost always mis-taken for something else. Calmness too often confused with complacency or indifference, and (sigh) kindness interpreted as an easy mark or being mistaken for one of those "suckers born every minute.