Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Never in a million years would I be so thrilled as the time our little one ate Broccoli! On her own, no cheese, not catsup, no syrup involved. Just plain ole broccoli. (maybe there was a little seasoning)

We were in a one of our favorite, cool restaurants: FEZ. One of us, I don't remember which, not important, had veggies on our plate. Bella had a perplexed look on her face, reached over, took a spear and headed on....looked at it for a moment, exclaimed: "look Daddy, it's a little tree" and proceeded to devour it...

I was so frikkin excited, I almost pissed my pants...! (I didn't, I was wearing some pretty nice jeans most certainly - Love my clothes!).

Now, we have been trying to get her to eat veggies for so damn long, I had actually given up. Many of you know how difficult this can be...getting kids to eat what is "good for them" always ends up badly. None of us wanted to eat it...we wanted to ENJOY it...and face it, veggies just aren't that exciting...Instead, we gave her vitamins, and veggies drinks to supplement. This kid can be stubborn...and so can we...but screw it, she always wins out.

But now? Now I can relax. I think I am gonna win this one...gonna come up with some names for each veggie. A few ideas come to mind:

Snowman Nose (carrots)
Green Arrows (asparagus)
Gold Nuggets (cooked carrot squares)
Boogers (peas)

Anyone else have suggestions? Send em on...

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5 BellaBuddies left comments! Ya know ya wanna!!:

Unknown said...

Oh that's perfect Gregg and I LOVE Fez! I smell dinner date!

Oh wait I forgot our lives are about to change. Fez may not be included for a while. *sigh*

WeaselMomma said...

My kids eat broccoli because it tastes good. It's their fav. They also call it little trees. They eat fruit, by the ton, but once again because they like it. I wish it were my doing that they are such healthy eaters, but it's just who they are and what they like. It also helps if the think it's their idea and not yours.

Steven said...

I'm not sure how this would go over at your house, but we have a 5 year old boy obsessed with "fart humor" at the moment.

We sometimes have either refried beans or baked beans and he would never eat them until the day that I taught him "beans, beans the musical fruit the more you eat, the more you toot" song. Now he always eats his beans.

Mrs.Lemon said...

ewww...I hate the word booger....LOL. I will try and think of another fun thing for peas.

Mrs.Lemon said...

I can just hear it, "Bella, eat your boogers...." NO...

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