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PostHeaderIcon Stories from the Bright Side: Food with Kids #HFbrightside

Disclosure: This is a post written by me and any opinions expressed are my own. I may or may not have received compensation for my services.



What are some of the fun and crazy things your children have done while eating? Just about very parent has had food thrown at them, experienced temper-tantrums, and/or received flat-out refusal to eat something at some point in their parenting career. I am fortunate to say that the boys have never thrown food at me, outside of a food fight of course, but, they have on many occasions refused to eat things. They have learned that Mom always wins these mini battles so it isn’t to bad now that they are 6 and 11.

I have so many funny stories of the boys that it’s so hard to pick just one but, I went with the one that always makes me laugh the most. It was definitely a “Don’t argue with Mom” moment. Sometimes you can’t help but laugh at your own children because the they are yours and others won’t find the humor in it. I hope you all find it as funny as we do.

Salt & Vinegar Chips:

We went out to dinner and Royal was adamant that I have one of his BBQ chips. I am not a fan of these but he would not leave it alone. So, like any compromising Mom would do, I made him a deal. I would try one if his if he tried one of my Salt & Vinegar chips. Clearly he didn’t know what he was about to do as he jumped on the deal. If you don’t eat these, the best ones are at the bottom so when you shake the bag up, look out! He reached into the bag and took the biggest one he could find! I, of course, found this hysterical, but it wasn’t going to hurt him so, I waited to laugh. He tried to be a tough guy and put the entire chip in his mouth. Within a second his face went from smartass to…..oh my god what is this. I have to admit that he was a total champ about it and didn’t spit it out. He did, however, suck down enough water in 30 seconds to fill a bath tub. “Mom? Why did you let me eat those?”……What do you mean? They are delicious!……”Those were disgusting!”…… Maybe next time you will leave it alone when I say no thank you……..”You got it!” I laugh every time I eat salt & vinegar chips now and he does too.

Happy Family is currently running a a Facebook contest where you can share your funniest food story with them. It’s called “Stories from the Bright Side”, it runs through the summer and shines a humorous light on food and feeding challenges that parents have through sharing funny stories told by top bloggers that are then acted out by improv troupe the Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

We, as parents, have all experienced funny moments around food and Stories from the Bright Side is meant to make people realize that others are dealing with the same things we are! Head over to the Happy Family Facebook page and upload your own funny feeding story for others to see and laugh about (and also to check out other entries).  Did I mention that there is a sweepstakes? Happy Family will pick a funny feeding story to award $20K towards their child’s college education (the rules and regulations are on the Facebook page). Who couldn’t use $20,000 for college!? Please  “like” Happy Family on Facebook and grab a $0.50 coupon, and a $1.00 off Happy Tot or Happy Baby Pouches!

Launched on Mother’s Day 2006, and founded and operated by moms, Happy Family™ is the first organic brand to offer a complete line of nutrient-rich foods for babies’, toddlers’, and kids’ growing bodies (Brands include: Happy Baby, Happy Tot, Happy Bellies, Happy Puffs, Happy Yogis, Happy Squeeze and more). Constantly innovating, Happy Family has been a pioneer in the industry, adding extra nutrition to its products—like Salba, the super chia, probiotics, and Choline for brain health—whenever possible. Happy Family has been consistently recognized for its dynamic team and its extraordinary growth and innovation, including winning Food Processing Magazine’s R&D Team of the Year, being named by Forbes as one of America’s most promising companies; and most recently, Shazi Visram, CEO and Founder of Happy Family, being named a member of the Young Global Leader Class of 2013 by the World Economic Forum. Happy Family believes that every baby deserves to be a happy baby. With every product sold, the company supports Project Peanut Butter, a nonprofit that feeds starving children in Malawi, Mali and Sierra Leone.
For more information, visit http://www.happyfamilybrands.com, http://www.facebook.com/HAPPYFAM, or https://twitter.com/HAPPYsuperfoods.

Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Happy Family blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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