While everyone else was eating Thanksgiving dinner (including my sister's kids), my kids ate this:
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they ate SOMETHING, and at least it was an apple! The kids ate on paper plates to save on mess. If you ever want to have a mess free table, just talk to Anna, 'cause she won't eat off of the plate, she'll just use it as a bed for all of her princesses:
Lately on the news they have been talking about the importance of family dinners. This is not really rocket science, nor anything new. The more quality time you spend at the dinner table as a family, the less likely kids will make unhealthy choices for themselves later. I do believe this to be true, so they did have to stay at the table to eat their apples and enjoy the company of family time. At just 4 1/2 and 2 1/2, Kieran and Anna do LOVE spending time with the family and they do sit at the table, but the difficult part is when the food comes to the table. Unless it's a chicken nugget, a grilled cheese sandwich, pasta, or a Gogurt (aka squeezie yogurts at our house), it's not food (ugh)!
So, I pick and choose my battles. They must spend SOME time at the table and then here is where the ended up:
watching a movie on the ipad.
I guess the upside is that while they were watching,
and Tatum was sleeping,
I got to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with the rest of the family.
We ended the night celebrating Erik's birthday (happy birthday to the most wonderful husband ever!).
Can you guess what my kids (happily) ate?
Oh yes, pumpkin pie. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from th
eir mother, tree!
Here's to hope for next year.
Maybe someday, my kids will eat turkey!