Posted by Barack Levin on 4th August 2009
Generally, my kids will eat any type of vegetable and any type of fruit. They also love to eat chicken and fish. Even if they see something they think they will not like, they will at least take a bite to decide if they like it, or not, especially if their mother has advised them to try it.
My son recently started “trying” to be picky about his food. We found ourselves faced with a problem. He claimed he did not like avocado and shrimp. Since I was not about to let him get away with it, I devised a plan. The problem had been going on too long and I needed to bring it to an end.
My kids love sushi. We eat it at home and when we go out to eat. They cannot get enough of it. Since my son, needs to bring lunch every day to summer camp, I decided that it would be a great opportunity to teach him a lesson. I bought him a sushi tray from the grocery store and put it in his bag. I specifically chose a vegetable and shrimp sushi. When I picked him up from summer camp, I asked him if he had lunch. He confirmed that he had. I asked him what he ate, and he replied, “The sushi.” I checked his bag and saw that he had eaten it all.
In the evening, while at the dinner table, I turned to him and said, “Tell Mom what you ate today for lunch.“ And he did. “Did you like it?” I asked. “Yes.” he replied. “So, let me ask you some things. Do you know what the green stuff was inside your sushi?” I asked. “No.” He replied. “It was avocado.” I said. He opened his eyes wide. “And do you know what the pinkish stuff was in the sushi?” I asked. “No.” He replied. “It was shrimp.” I said. Now, he was very surprised. “So,” I said, “Since you liked the sushi with the avocado and shrimp, it means that you like them even not in a sushi so we can all enjoy them.” He had no other choice but to agree and since then we are all eating the same food again.