Eat Your Vegetables, Kid!
Poor little Lila, her tummy has been hurting, at least that is what she told the doctor when we had to go for a visit. You see, Lila doesn’t eat her vegetables and because she doesn’t her tummy hurts.
I feel like I have tried everything. I offer them to her with every meal. I try to bribe her. Eat your broccoli and you can have a popsicle. It kills me because I absolutely love vegetables, except cauliflower and mushrooms. But I don’t bring those into the house so she doesn’t really know there is a veggie I don’t like to eat.
A friend of mine had a suggestion, which I tried and it completely backfired. She said when she baby-sat she would tell her charges that their favorite character liked to eat whatever vegetable was on the table that night. Easy enough, so I get out Lila’s “Dora The Explorer” plate and put some corn on it with her other food. I said, “Dora loves corn, you should be like Dora and eat yours.” To which she replied, “She does mommy? OK.” and proceeds to feed Dora the corn. *palm to forehead!*
I need suggestions. I feel bad that I am having to rely on vitamins and supplements because she just won’t give them a chance. How did you get your kids to eat their vegetables?