Trying to get your kid to eat their vegetables is a struggle so many parents can relate to. We’ve tried bribing and pleading and hiding vegetables in the foods they do eat. But one mom may have found the secret to getting kids to eat any vegetable. She shared her food hack in a now-viral Facebook post, and it may be the secret we’ve all been looking for.
Jane Stine recently moved back to the United States and took her 3-year-old to the grocery store when she saw random items with cartoon branding on them. And this gave her a lightbulb moment.
“A few weeks ago, we bought a pineapple, and the pineapple has a tag that says Frozen 2. I was like, ‘These two things couldn’t have anything less to do with each other! What is happening?!” she told TODAY Parents. “So, I just decided if they’re going to stick Frozen 2 on a pineapple, I can stick whatever I want on the stuff we’re going to buy.”
She realized that the grocery store is using marketing skills to get parents to buy things for their kids. And she decided that she was going to play that game, too.
Stine posted her “best parenting hack” to Facebook writing, “You know how kids always want Paw Patrol yogurt or Disney waffles or whatever? Bring your own stickers to the grocery store and start sticking.” She continues, “Today we’re having Winnie the Pooh brand spaghetti squash. It goes perfectly with Toy Story broccoli.”
Here’s my best parenting hack. You know how kids always want Paw Patrol yogurt or Disney waffles or whatever? Bring your…
The post has been shared over 100,000 times, with comments applauding the mom’s genius and laughing at the same time. The mom told TODAY Parents that a bunch of people had said to her that they’re glad their kid doesn’t “need” this, but she says it’s fun, too.
“They don’t need it,” she explained. “It’s just a fun thing to do. They’re only little kids for a short amount of time, and if you do something, a regular chore, and can make it a little more fun and it basically costs nothing, why not?”
We love a good parenting hack, and this is another trick to try if everything else has failed.