Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hey, Kids! Eat Your Fruits and Veggies...For Dad!

With Father's Day approaching, it's time to turn our attention to the Dads. It's common today for Moms and Dads to share equally in preparing the meals. However, when I grew up things were different. Mom was the one in the kitchen and when Dad came home from work, dinner was almost always on the table. The only time Dad got involved in the cooking was on the weekends when he fired up the Weber grill for a burger or a steak. 
As I think back about times around our kitchen table, I do remember my parents coaxing me to try new foods. I'm sure my Dad at one time or another put the peas on the spoon and tried to fly them into the open "hangar." This age-old trick to get kids to eat their vegetables seems to pass from one generation to the next...I remember the same trick when our own kids were little, and I'm pretty sure they didn't fall for it!
This week in honor of the Dads who've been working to provide food, putting meals on the table, and persuading kids to try something healthy, we're having a photo contest. Get that camera ready or dig out those old photos. Post a picture on our Daisy Mae's Market Facebook wall of your kid (or any kid) eating fruits or vegetables. The photo that gets the most "likes" by midnight on Father's Day, June 19, is the winner. Winner gets five bags of our Windy Acres dried fruits and snacks (Dad's love 'em) on the next visit to Findlay the winner also gets major bragging rights for "Daisy Mae's Favorite Kid."  
Happy Father's Day from all of us at Daisy Mae's Market!


  1. Aw this is so cute! My mom used to do this to me. Now one for me, one for grandma etc. Fathers- have your kids eat some veggies for you!

  2. This is adorable and such a good way to make kids eat one more bite or another veggie. Fathers- make your kids eat some veggies for you on your special day!

  3. Thanks for your comments, Allister. Lots of "tricks" of the parenting trade out there...