So, my youngest daughter has decided she never likes what I cook for dinner. Often she will say, “Eww, gross” or “Yuck mommy.” While it is not acceptable for her to make comments like that about, sending her away from the table seems to be a treat and not a consequence. I have decided that she will be eating plain white rice three meals a day for a while. You see, we have an “adopted sponsor child” through World Vision. Hawo is the little girl we sponsor monthly and she lives in a country deep in Africa. The main staple in her diet is white rice. The girls pray for Hawo daily and we often talk about what her life is like compared to the lives of my girls. They are really coming to understand that we have soooo incredibly much to be thankful for. Often when we sit down to eat, one of the girls will say, “Mom do you think Hawo would like to eat this hotdog and cheetos for lunch?” or “Does Hawo get brocoli and carrots for dinner?” Sadly we explain that Hawo usually eats plain white rice and that she would LOVE to get to eat some of the foods that we eat every day.
Today at the grocery store, Ava Jane picked up a bag of plain white rice and asked if that is what Hawo eats. I couldn’t believe that she was actually getting it! So tonight when I sat her plate on the table and she furrowed her brow and said, “eewww, groooossss” I informed her that if she does not begin to eat her dinner she will be eating plain white rice for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Maybe then she will be grateful for the food she eats. Will it work? I would love to know what you think. . .