***Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Happy Family blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own and have not been influenced in any way.***
For example, my 3 year old, Sophie, LOVES guacamole. She would eat it by the bowlful if I let her. For the longest time, she couldn't pronounce guacamole, so she called it "Bock-A-Boo-Eee". Of course no one could understand her but us, so when she started shouting "I want Bock-A-Boo-Eee" at the grocery store, we got plenty of puzzled looks from other shoppers.
My son, Xander, is 2. And he is a little spitfire, that's for sure. I truly think he gives the term Terrible 2's a whole new meaning. Usually, he is resistant to trying new things. If we offer him a food he doesn't recognize, he makes the meanest little face. I mean it's almost like his eyes could burn a hole in you! And he curls his little lips into a nasty snarl, and says "No. I'm DONE. I'm DONE!" If he weren't so little, I'd be pretty intimidated!
Well recently, we were very insane...oops, I mean brave...and decided to take the kids out to a nice restaurant for a family dinner. We have a great little Italian place here in town, and they're family friendly. So Xander decided that he didn't want to eat his spaghetti and meatballs. He just wanted to eat the lemons and limes that garnished our drinks. Believe me, I was a bit afraid there would be a meltdown when he realized how sour these fruits were. To my amazement, he actually ate them all, without so much as a pucker-face. Then he threw a fit because he wanted more, and our waitress graciously brought him a whole bowl of sliced lemons and limes. If you can't beat em, join em, I suppose! And Xander was very happy with his bowl full of sour fruit!
The awesome folks at Happy Family have a great Facebook campaign called Stories from the Brightside. Here, you can share your own funny stories, check out other submissions, and even watch some hilarious videos from 7 Mommy and Daddy Bloggers. They're released every 4 weeks, beginning June 13, 2013.
Week #1 – Jim Lin / Busy Dad Blog & Kelcey Kintner / Mama Bird Diaries
Week #2 – Linda Sharps / The Sundry Mourning & Kristen Howerton / Rage Against The Minivan
Week #3 – Candy Kirby / The Laughing Stork & Morgan Shanahan / The 818
Week #4 – Shazi Visram & Kristen Chase / Motherhood Uncensored
Parents are encouraged to submit their own “Stories from the Bright Side” on the Happy Family Facebook page, too! Everyone who shares their stories can enter for a chance to win $20,000 toward your child’s college education. (Yes, I seriously just said $20,000.) Stories are accepted in the form of videos, written stories, and photos. The campaign will run through August 31, with all submissions evaluated by a panel of judges from Happy Family to determine the winning entry. Official rules and prize details are available atwww.facebook.com/HAPPYFAM.
So definitely head on over to the Happy Family Facebook page and share your own feeding experiences. I know I will be sharing mine, and I hope to see you there!
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