"C'mon honey, it's a little tree! Try it. No, wait, it's a bush! Eat the bush!"
"Don't you eat it all. I want it! "
"I'll give you 5 extra kisses if you eat it. No, I'll give you 5 dollars if you try it!"
"I'll let you eat a Fruit Rollup for breakfast tomorrow"
"I'll buy you a pony!"
All for naught!
Until this week. While preparing the Pizza Primavera on a whim, out sat a cutting board filled with chopped steamed broccoli. (No offense, broccoli, but you didn't look very appetizing.) The kids were bugging me for something to eat so I said, "Here, try this". The next thing I knew, my 9 year old was making broccoli sandwiches with Wheat Thins and my 4 year old was pretending his florets were police whistles.
|He looks like my kid......|
"Mommy, this broccoli is delicious!"
"I love it!"
Who are you and what did you do to my children?
All I can say is that magical things are happening all around me. My husband has been snacking on golden beets (previously would not touch with a 10 foot pole), my friend Aileen is eating her beets as a midnight snack (ditto to her too), and I'm eating cherry tomatoes instead of my usual chocolate in the closet.
Thank you CSA. I thought I would just be getting "a bunch of veggies each week." I think I may have underestimated your powers!
Looking forward to another magical week : )