One fine evening, Prince Edward, Megara, Tank Muddlefoot, and Princess Sally Acorn were having dinner at a fancy restaurant.
The waiter placed their meals in front of them - steak with rum sauce, broccoli and mashed potatoes for Edward, escarole bean soup for Megara, grilled chicken for Tank and a spinach salad for Sally. "Mmmmm!" Edward said, "looks good!"
Sally was ready to dig into her supper, but before she could, she picked out a few things she did not like. "Cucumbers, yucky. Mushrooms, yucky. Onions, yucky. And smelly." she muttered. Then she took out a raw green spinach leaf from her salad. "Hey, this isn't lettuce!" she yelled, "What kind of a salad is it?"
"Uh-oh, she's gonna pop!" Tank said, looking worried.
"This is spinach!" Sally said.
As the waiter was refilling Sally's glass, he looked at her. "Is something the matter?" he asked.
"This is spinach." Sally said. Then she shouted, "And I! HATE! SPINACH!!!!!"
On "spinach", Sally threw her fist on the plate, causing the salad bowl to fly off her plate and land right on the waiter's head! Everyone stared at the whole Ward family in shock. The waiter was humiliated and very angry to have salad on his head.
"Uh-oh." Sally gulped.
"That's it!" the waiter said angrily, "I quit!" He stormed off. Megara and Tank felt embarrassed, but Edward was very, very angry at Sally.
"I'm so embarrassed!" Megara said to herself.
"Sally Alicia Acorn Ward!" Edward scolded through gritted teeth. Sally hung her head in guilt.
Later on, the Ward family drove back home. Edward was still angry. Sonia the Hedgehog, Sticks the Badger, and Marine the Raccoon were babysitting Tikal, her sister, Cream the Rabbit, and her brother, Cheese the Chao.
"Back so soon?" Sonia asked.
"Did you have a good time?" Sticks asked.
"How did it go?" asked Marine.
Tank began telling the island dwellers what had happened. "Sally punched her salad and it exploded!" Edward and Megara listened to their son as he finished the story. "All over the waiter and everyone was staring at us."
"They were not," Sally yelled. She took off her sweater and folded her arms, pouting. "Everyone's making this into such a big deal!"
"No more restaurants for you, young lady," Edward told Sally. "Until you can behave and learn to eat what's placed in front of you. Now go to your room!"
Sally became very angry. She glared angrily at Edward and told him, "You're as evil as Dr. Robotnik!" She then went to her room in tears, where her real parents, King Maximilian Acorn and Queen Alicia Acorn, are waiting for her.