It all started when I received a “Copy Kids” DVD as part of my extracurricular giveaway activities. I’d been told that Mom’s all around the world were raving “it really works” and “this is the greatest thing since sliced cucumber” (okay, I made that last one up).
The premise is that your child will watch short videos of different kids, at different ages (nine months to five years) eating fruits and vegetables and want to eat them.
I was thinking that I’d be really impressed if it could make me eat broccoli. Besides, the kids are really good eaters and Barney is King.
Needless to say, I was skeptical.
One day, I came home and the kids were pigging out on red peppers, cucumbers, carrots, apples, avocados, and tomatoes. And that was only their first course.
Seriously, it was like watching a skit from “The Meaning of Life”. Thankfully, we ran out of food before The Kids exploded.
At one point, a riot broke out because we didn’t have any oranges. Thankfully, blueberries, apples, bananas and carrots (don’t tell the kids they aren’t a fruit) came to the rescue.
And mutiny was narrowly avoided because we didn’t have any broccoli. That wasn’t the real problem but rather the fact that we don’t have the controller for the DVD Player (it was a hand-me down) so I couldn’t figure out how to get the “broccoli” episode to play (the one that I wanted to watch the most!).
By the end of Day Three, Nanna reminded me that I hadn’t taken any pictures and without them, no one would believe me.
After four days and 18 trips to the store and garden, I’m the one left eating… My Words. I guess I should watch that “Potty Training” D.V.D…
Have Any Secrets to Getting Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables?
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