In my house, we have two very different eaters. On one hand there is our 5 year old who, although she eats a large variety of foods, is the slowest eater on the planet. On the other hand, our one and a half year old is a power eater who can clean her plate and be on a second helping before big sis has finished half her meal. And she regularly out eats big sis in quantity too.
We have everything we can think of to speed up the dinner process (pleading, timers, silence, bribery…), but she’s just a slow eater. The goodness is that she is happy to sit there and eat while the rest of us move on to cleaning the kitchen, so eventually she fills her belly. But man, some nights it is downright painful.
I am lucky to have two reasonably good eaters, although my toddler has recently discovered some serious will power, the word “no” and pushing her plate away. Not a good combo!
Kids and food. Ask and parent about dinner time at their house, and you are likely to get an ear-full of dinnertime rituals. From kids who eat anything and everything placed before them (a rare breed) to kids who will only eat mac and cheese for every meal — every parent has a story. And every parent I know also has pictures of those adorable messy faces to illustrate their adventures in eating.
Messy baby food face pictures are like a rite of passage, and they are just so stinkin’ cute. So we snap them of new eaters smeared with baby food and bigger kids covered in desert that the enjoyed a bit too much. There’s almost always a messy-face photo on my camera!
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Stories From The Brighter Side Contest
To celebrate the Brighter Side, Happy Family is running a contest to find the funniest feeding story. The winner of the Stories From The Brighter Side Contest will receive a $20,000 scholarship. Yikes – $20,000!
To enter simply share your story in writing or as a video on Happy Family’s Facebook page.
Also make sure you grab a coupon for $.50 off one Happy Family product. You will find a $1 off two coupon located within the Stories From The Brighter Side app on Facebook.
So what are you waiting for? Share your funny feeding stories with Happy Family. Not only will you relive a special family memory, that funny story could win a scholarship for your little one!
This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Happy Family blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.