I have stumbled upon an amazing discovery. I know how to get your children to eat vegetables. Benson normally will not eat vegetables (except the occasional carrot in Ranch) and the other day for dinner we had his (and ben's) worst nightmare; zucchini casserole. I almost feel badly serving it to them because I know how much they both hate zucchini but I wouldn't be much of a mom if I didn't serve some foods that they can talk to their friends about how disgusting they are. So I put a little of the green stuff (which incidentally is one of my favorites) on Benson's plate and this is what happened:
Benson: (pushing plate away) That is NASTY. I'm not going to eat it.
Me: Benson you need to try just a bite and then you can have some bread instead.
Benson: Mom, I can't. It's tooooo NASTY.
Ben: Hey Benson, you should just try it because those are the zucchinis you picked from the garden today.
Benson: (big eyes and silence. he puts a little in his mouth and we are waiting eagerly for the verdict) Mmmmm, this is actually pretty good.
Benson then continues to shovel in what is on his plate and ask for seconds. This child will not even eat corn and yet he will eat zucchini as long as he picked it. He will also eat carrots straight from the ground and peas by the handful as long as he is standing there harvesting them himself.
So the moral of the story is: If you want your kids to eat vegetables, plant a garden.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Posted by Carrie at 7:10 AM