Friday, August 10, 2012


Abraham: What are you eating?

Me: Granola with milk.

Abraham: Can I have a bite?

I give him a bite.

Abraham:  You know it’s a good idea to give some to somebody who doesn’t have any. Let’s practice that.

Me: What about if I just share some with you and give you some bites?

Abraham: No, I think you should put it right here. (points to his spot at the table)

I give in because, hey, isn’t this what I’m trying to teach him? As he sits down and digs in he says, “Now I’m happy! Are you happy?”

What a sweet kid. Either that or very manipulative.... :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

our day

This is either about how to get kids to eat their veggies or about how awesome my child is. Either way. After a morning of working and playing outside, we came in to get cleaned up. While Abraham was showering, I cut up some raw veggies, and then when it was my turn to shower, I told him his choices of things to do were to play with toys in his room or read books in the living room. He picked read books. And then I just casually mentioned, "Oh, if you need a snack before lunch, I put some veggies in a bowl on the table." He immediately replied, "I need them." Then when he looked in the bowl he said, "I love these!" Then he sat on the couch and looked at books and ate vegetables while I showered. Isn't that just every parent's dream??