Hello again world. I’m back and today I’m giggling at the fact that I actually caught this moment with Owlie on my camera. Because seriously, what kind of good parent am I if I don’t take pictures to bribe my kids with later in life?
Owlie has decided that he is completely opposed to veggies. Will. Not. Touch. Them. Makes faces. Stomps his feet. Cries emphatically that he “no likes them”. Runs away. It’s a riot.
Last week everyone had a scoop of ice cream for dessert except for the owl man. He needed to eat a green bean first. One little green bean. He sat at the table for a long time.
We all went for a walk. Then we came back. The green beans sat uneaten on the counter. The ice cream had made its way back to the freezer. But oh! how badly he wanted some. So we tried the green beans one last time.
This series of photos was the result. The little man deserves an academy award. He was pulling out all the stops: crocodile tears, runny nose, bottom lip rolled down, wringing of hands, gnashing of teeth, wailing in a mournful manner.
And I could tell I’d learned so much from parenting the first three, because instead of feeling uptight and frustrated, I just sat there and laughed while snapping pictures. Until he ate one and then promptly spit it directly in my face.
And that was the end of that.
Tell me, do your kids eat veggies? How do you get them to do it? I’m looking for some success stories to propel me to action.
PS. I’ll be back to blogging this week, but in abbreviated form. The Food Drive has reached a fever pitch and is my second top priority. Getting my kid to eat veggies is my first. Winkety wink.