Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

I Won A Giveaway


I won a giveaway! Jeanette, of the awesome and hilarious blog Craftwhack, hosted this giveaway on March 14th, and thinking “Why the heck not?” I commented to enter.

The prize is a DVD by Copy Kids, created with the idea that children want to do what they see other kids doing. The video features segments of children eating fruits and vegetables. Just like Jeanette, I was skeptical at first as to how cool this could really be. As a mom who only allows Simon to see two twenty-minute episodes of Blue’s Clues, or one episode of Sesame Street a day, and not even every day, and never commercials (thanks to Netflix), I usually balk at the idea of adding any screen time into his life. But her description of the kids in the video, and of her success with it, made me open my mind a little. (And relax a bit about the “Mom Police” coming to my door and arresting me for letting Simon watch more TV.)

Earlier in the morning, Simon had refused the banana I offered him at breakfast. He goes in and out of banana eating phases, so this was pretty normal, but I decided to experiment with one later in the day, while showing the banana segment of the video as a test. I brought him into the living room, put out the fruit on the coffee table, popped the DVD in, and selected “banana”. Now, I have to confess here, that he actually began eating his snack before the video started playing. So I cannot say it caused him to do anything he would not normally do. However, he did sit contentedly munching and staring at the other kids eating their bananas.

We then watched “avocado”, “tomato”, and “cucumber” because all three of those would be making an appearance at dinner time. Simon loved watching, and at one point was pointing at the screen and shouting: “Abocado babeeee!!” in his tiny voice. (So cute!)

I was pretty entertained too, I must admit. The kids are darn cute and they say adorable things. I even laughed out loud when one little boy had a slice of avocado slip out of his fingers.

Another perk of the DVD? Seeing other kids with crazy hair made me feel less guilty about Simon being so overdue for a haircut.

Very soon, I am loaning this to a friend who has a picky eater on her hands, and I will be interested to see if it has any effect. I’ll also be testing on my own guinea pig child again soon with broccoli, which is one vegetable he always avoids.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

9 thoughts on “I Won A Giveaway

  1. OMG I love his banana-eating face. It’s like he can’t even believe that these kids are eating bananas on the t.v. I’m glad it worked? to an extent- at least it’s a pretty fun experiment.

  2. What a cool video! It’s funny that you specifically name bananas and broccoli; those are the two if the fruits/veg I can always count on Chloe accepting. And omg you are so good with TV! I feel like we let C watch too much.

    • Hahaha! I feel like I let Simon watch way too much! I think we are all hard on ourselves. And to be honest, there have been a few occasions when we have allowed more. Like when Simon is sick, we let him watch as much as he wants to keep him resting.

  3. That’s a fantastic idea! Of course kids do what they see other kids do! I wish I had thought of this video idea! 🙂 Adorable pic of Simon eating the banana. 🙂 And don’t sweat the extra tv time. My kids watch much more than Simon and they are doing just fine. 🙂

  4. Neat – I love watching kids eat – I might just get it for myself!

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