YUM!Fed up with pouts and whines at the dinner table, I knew I had to take action to get my second grader to eat his vegetables. Like lightning, mid-meal, the brainstorm of a lifetime struck. Mommy brilliance is a rare and beautiful thing; and therefore, dear reader, I shall share my epiphany with you.
There are two truths about my son. He loves science and hates vegetables. So, thought I, was there a way to use his love of science to turn his hatred of vegetables around? Oh yes, indeed there was.
I prepped him the next morning.
"Tonight, at dinner, we're going to do a science experiment," I informed him.
"What kind?" His interest was piqued.
"A cool kind," I said coolly. "You'll be the scientist, I'll be your assistant."
Off to school he went, just dying to know what madness I had in mind.
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