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.