In my ever sneaky pursuits to get my kids to eat their veggies, I've introduced the very popular "Who's Winning" game. It goes like this:
Me: Stink, your sister has eaten more veggies than you.
Stink: No, I have! I'm winning!
Me: Let's count.
Now comes the educational part of dinner where we are grateful to have washed our hands as we touch each and every pea on the plate. "One...two....three..."
When it's clear that indeed Pip is winning, Stink begins to shovel the veggies in, making Pip (who does everything her big brother do) follow in suit.
Whalaaaaa! All greens eaten.
While it's true that I have finally gotten my children to eat vegetables, I have also introduced the human classic: sibling rivalry.
The final upshot? I will have healthy kids who hate each other.
My job is done.