Monday, June 29, 2009

How I got Sydney to eat pea's

So parenting is kind of one big guessing game for me. You have to pretty much try to outsmart your kids or they outsmart you. Getting my kids to eat has always been a challenge, especially foods they say they don't like even they have never tried them. So one day we had pea's with our dinner and Sydney refused to eat them. She told me she hates peas and she doesn't want to eat them. So I say- Ok that's fine, but I want to tell you a story about a princess who didn't like peas. She kind of perks up and says she wants to hear it. So I proceed to tell her about a princess that didn't like pea's and one day she decided to try them and she noticed her hair grew just a little bit. So she ate another pea and her hair grew a little more. And pretty soon the little princess had ate so many pea's that her hair grew all the way to the ground. THE END I look at Sydney and she say's "I think I like peas mom" and ever since then she begs me to have peas with our dinner. I would have to say I won that fight and she didn't even know it. The funny part is now she wants to know what every food "does". So I have to think of something new with every meal, Carrots make our eyes sparkle, noodles make us strong, spinach makes us run fast.... etc. They are really funny about it though, and they always remember what I tell them so that when a food overlaps with another foods super power they know it and they tell me- no mom, that's not what it does.When they eat their carrots they close there eyes while they are chewing so I can see how sparkly they are when they open them, it is hilarious. But I have to say it worked. I also told them that junk food just tastes good but it doesn't do anything for our bodies. I have to admit that most the time as a parent I don't have a clue what I am doing, so it is great when a crazy idea actually works! It will just be so sad one day when they are sitting at the lunch table with their friends telling them how there hair grows because they eat their peas and all their friends start laughing, and they will realize that I am a liar....

10 comments:

The Bliss Family said...

That is funny! What a good idea. I'll have to remember that one for when Bella is older. I don't think it will work on my boys. . .they don't want hair down to the floor or sparkly eyes! :)

James said...

That is so funny. That is a good idea. Next time I see them I will tell them how sparkly their eyes look.

Rochelle said...

I don't think you are that far off, good food probably does do those things:)

Rachael said...

Love it! Wish my kids would go for that, all my son knows, thanks to Kirsten, is that peas turn your poop green! Ha!

Yo said...

I think you are an awesome mom and very creative:)

April said...

I love it! zade thinks all food makes him taller. I need to be more creative. Your a GREAT mom.

Davey said...

that's great.

Rosanne Orgill said...

I'm pretty sure that that is what peas do. Keep up the great work. As they say in the computer world "if it works, don't fix it.

Aubrey said...

That is so cute! I am using this on Ashelyn tomorrow!

IONGI FAMILY said...

THE CUTEST THING EVER!!!