Friday, January 16, 2009
New Year's Resolution
For a week or so, I've been keeping this bowl of fruit out and telling my boys that it was the "never have to ask" bowl. If you are hungry, you can eat from it at any time, without asking.
My 14-year-old loves this, and surprised me by grabbing an orange the other day. I've never been able to get my sons to eat whole oranges. They haven't liked the "stringy" texture. Now my son has decided he LOVES oranges, and is eating at least one a day. Hooray!
So Moms, keep at it. Make the good stuff available. Encourage them to taste, but don't nag. Do not make them finish it if they don't like it. It may take 14 years or longer, but they just may come around!