Mr. Bee and I discovered the best pretend game ever. For a little backstory, Drew does not eat well, the only vegetable he will force down is broccoli. We have thought of every which way to try and get some nutrients into this boy, to no avail. All he wants are cheese sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese and cereal bars. Side note- why do kids looooove cereal bars? They are totally disgusting! Mine love them. Drew would eat 4 in a row if I let him. Anyway, one night Mr. Bee and I thought up a game to help him eat veggies. (Totally collaborative effort, like kismet, we each contributed.) Here is the game:
Drew has one minute to eat a piece of veggie. We time this with a wall clock, which has a second hand he can watch. If he eats his veggie within that minute, Mr. Bee lf has to eat a piece as well. If not Drew gets a piece of veggie added to his plate. Most successful reverse psychology game ever. Boy who only ate one piece of green beans before gagging before ate half a BOWL last night! Almost cried it was so awesome. He even asks for the game now. We will now be shoving any kind of vegetable in him while this game is still considered fun. Wish us luck.
PS Don't think we are parenting geniuses just yet. Drew has now given up any kind of nap, and refuses to go to sleep at night. There's always something, isn't there?