Wednesday, September 08, 2010

It's no fun being sick

This week we started a new rule in our house.  If you don't eat all of your dinner (especially those green things on the plate), you don't get to buy lunch at school the next day.  We're harsh, I know.  But I want to assure my kids are actually getting the nutrition available to them.
Last night we had chicken kabobs for dinner, which Elliott grills with tomatoes, green bell pepper, and onion.  Totally yummy!  Unless you are under the age of 30, in which case it seems they are totally not yummy.
Ethan looked at the lunch menu for today, and saw that the school was serving cheeseburgers, one of his favorite foods, so he knew he had to tackle the veggies. 
He almost didn't make it, as he was gagging on the tomatoes (what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, right?), but he persevered and finished his whole meal.
Unfortunately, he woke up this morning with a severe sore throat and barking cough.  No school for him, which means, as he told me, he ate his veggies for nothing.


stephanie said...

ha! poor ethan. he has such a rough life. :)

The Queen said...

He's probably sick because he ate his veggies :) James actually did throw up one time when I was making him eat something green. *sigh*

Barbara said...

Sorry he is sick-you are correct they do need to eat rhose disgusting vegetables. Guess most kids don't like them. They will learn hopfully. Around here we make a whole meal of mixed steamed veggies.

Carla said...

That is SO UNFAIR!!

Jenny said...

Max is our kid with an over-active gag reflex. It's hard to make him eat anything he doesn't want to, but as he gets older, it seems to be getting easier. Especially with the right incentive. A cheeseburger would likely do it. :) Poor Ethan.