Thursday, June 24, 2010

Veggie Tales

Getting kids to eat there vegetables can be a trying task.  Our first crack at it was with Rock when he began to eat.  As a baby he liked the smashed vegetables, and we stayed away from the smashed fruit for awhile, we wanted to train his palate to veggies first.  As he grew, it began to change, he strived to stay away from the vegetables, but we did not give up and at times made him.  I know this differs with many parents approach but we were adamant not to let Rock get his way.  Now, he eats veggies, not all but he has his favorites (broccoli, asparagus, snap peas, corn & carrots).  Key, on the other hand, was a swell child when it came to vegetables.  She also has favorites but it wasn't as challenging with her.  I'm SO thankful these kiddos can grab a handful of snaps peas and eat em right up with no problem.  We just kept at it and didn't give up, of course it is extremely helpful when they see mommy and daddy eat them up to....Well, more mommy then daddy :)  We do give in to little treats, especially since mommy has a cupcake addiction, and daddy a chocolate chip cookie one, BUT veggies are cherished, bring much praises/cheers, eaten daily, and talked about often.
"Even princesses need lots of energy and strength!"

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