I knew I needed help inspiring my lad, so I went to the online source of infinite wisdom and ideas: Pinterest! Parenting, in my humble opinion, is much like teaching: other parents and teachers always have the BEST ideas. I cannot take credit for any of the following gems, but did want to pass on these new tricks that have helped tremendously. The difference is like night and day.
1. Create fun faces and shapes, etc. with their food.
|This evening, our children enjoyed eating Pad Thai with us. |
Even the bell peppers and carrots were consumed without a problem!
|This was lunch one day when I desperately needed to go grocery |
shopping. I usually try to have three food groups (at least)
represented. On this day, there was only two: berries and
sliced turkey (they have no problem eating either).
|I found these plastic containers (that come with tops) at |
Dollar Tree. I believe they are sold 10 for $1.00.
|On the menu for lunch on this particular day: turkey slices, |
mandarins and string cheese. Easy peasy!
|The possibilities are endless!|
|I also found the jumbo dice at Dollar Tree (2 for $1.00). |
It's probably one of my favorite stores.