How do get my 3 year old to eat black beans?
By calling them rabbit poo-poos.
Because, you know, there's nothing quite so hilarious as poo-poo. And what is better than talking about poo-poo than eating poo-poo?
I wonder how the Queen gets young children to eat beans. hmmmm....
A recent conversation at my house.
It helps to know that (a) SchmoopyBoy is in the habit of adding the word poo-poo to everyday sentences, totally deadpan, (b) the husband recently got a new iphone, which is a great new toy for him, and (c) we watch all our tv through the computer.
SchmoopyBoy: I want to watch something.
Me: I think you've had enough screen time. How about if you play now, you can watch more tomorrow.
SchmoopyBoy: I want to watch poo-poo.
Me: Well, you're in luck. I'm on my way to the bathroom. You want to come with me? You can watch. (What? Half the time he follows me uninvited anyway, I might as well invite him.)
SchmoopyBoy: No. I want to watch poo-poo on the TV.
Husband: I can video tape mommy if you'd like. The iphone plugs into the computer really easily.
Me: ?!?!?!?!!!! (sighs and shakes head)