Let the kids help in the kitchen they said.. It will be fun they said….. They will begin to try more foods if they help cook the food they said..
Lies, Lies, and more Lies..
I have been trying to get the kids more involved in the meal preparation and it has been fun to have them help. But what they need to add to the above statements is NEVER turn your back on those little minions for a second! Look at this little guy destroying my pumpkin cornbread. Seriously I turned around for one second and I turn back round to find my lovely, Pinterest found, homemade pumpkin cornbread looking like it was meant for sensory play. That is just what he used it for too. He took those little hands and molded that stuff like it was play dough. Seriously I don’t know what he was thinking. The only logical step was for me to grab the camera and catch the minion in the act. I’m not wasting time getting mad and yelling, just take some pics of his adorableness. We had a talk about not playing with food after 😉 The aftermath was horrid and it took awhile to clean up. but I have a clean kitchen now so you know, there is that.
Having the kids help in the kitchen has not enticed them to try more foods, so I am pretty much calling bull shit on that one. I was so hoping that getting them involved and helping with the prep, stirring etc. that they would try the food that we made. I had the two littlest help me make beef stew one night and it was so tasty, but nah, they turned their noses up at it without trying one bite. lies.. lies.. lies.. I tell you.
For you who have kids that actually eat a variety of food, can you share your secret? I am dying over here.. what tricks have you tried to get your kids to eat more foods?