Parenthood is filled with rewards. Parents are awarded with beautiful ballet recitals, Boy Scout badges that parent and child have both worked hard to receive, report cards with straight As (maybe a B or two), and decent manners.
Most parents would agree however, that one of the biggest challenges is getting our kids to eat well. Most parents will do whatever it takes to triumph in a suppertime scuffle. Most of my regular readers know that I am not one to make my kids clear their plates or eat something they absolutely despise. They won’t get desert if they don’t clear their plate though.
Crazy things I’ve done to get my kids to eat their dinner:
I admit to letting my daughter eat inside her playhouse while the rest of us ate at the table.
One thing that I’ve been able to pull of with my 5 year old is that I tell her that there isn’t any ice cream in the freezer but if she eats all of her yummy food, I might be able to pull something off. I have to hide the ice cream on the top shelf of the refrigerator, in the way back so she can’t see it before I pull that trick. I’ve only done that twice.. really.
Ragú,via the new Ragú Asks campaign is asking parents to tell their stories on Facebook.com/Ragúsauce.
Watch this hilarious video of a mom letting her kids eat braided sphaghetti (with Ragú sauce) off her head. A little over the top, I know, but it’s pretty funny!
To keep things saucy here on TheMommyInside.com, I am going to randomly offer one TheMommyInsider.com reader a $50 AmEx card!
How would you like to win a $50 AmEx giftcard?
To enter to win tell me something crazy, sneaky, or silly that you did to get your child to eat, in the comments below.