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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Eating my Vegetables (and Words) with Copy Kids

It all started when I received a "Copy Kids" DVD as part of my extracurricular giveaway activities. I'd been told that Mom's all around the world were raving "it really works" and "this is the greatest thing since sliced cucumber" (okay, I made that last one up).

The premise is that your child will watch short videos of different kids, at different ages (nine months to five years) eating fruits and vegetables and want to eat them.

I was thinking that I'd be really impressed if it could make me eat broccoli. Besides, the kids are really good eaters and Barney is King.

Needless to say, I was skeptical.

One day, I came home and the kids were pigging out on red peppers, cucumbers, carrots, apples, avocados, and tomatoes. And that was only their first course.

Maximilian Eating Red Peppers

Seriously, it was like watching a skit from "The Meaning of Life". Thankfully, we ran out of food before The Kids exploded.

At one point, a riot broke out because we didn't have any oranges. Thankfully, blueberries, apples, bananas and carrots (don't tell the kids they aren't a fruit) came to the rescue.

Artemis Eating Carrots

And mutiny was narrowly avoided because we didn't have any broccoli. That wasn't the real problem but rather the fact that we don't have the controller for the DVD Player (it was a hand-me down) so I couldn't figure out how to get the "broccoli" episode to play (the one that I wanted to watch the most!).

Maximilian and Artemis Watching Copy-Kids

By the end of Day Three, Nanna reminded me that I hadn't taken any pictures and without them, no one would believe me.

After four days and 18 trips to the store and garden, I'm the one left eating...

My Words.

I guess I should watch that "Potty Training" D.V.D...

Besos, The Zoo


  1. so you are saying this is brainwashing for kids right??? I like it! (seriously doubt it would work on my stubborn crew, but I like it!)

  2. Ok please hand me the "Obey Your Parents and lose the atttitude" DVD.....wish I'd done this lol

    1. When you find that video, could I borrow it!?!?! I need one that works on teens!

  3. HAHAHAHA you are hilarious! I might have to try this video. But my 2 younger boys eat anything. It`s the oldest I have to work on. He is 6 on Saturday

  4. Very interesting! I'm pretty happy with what my kids eat, but we don't generally have junky type foods in the house. And when we're out we talk about what we're eating and why it's "bad" or "good" for you.

  5. Wow!!! We don't have any issues with Little One and fruits and veggies (the kid will eat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING), but my friend's kids are the pickiest eaters ever. Her 4 year old and 2 year old are currently on a hunger strike. They won't eat anything unless it's chicken fingers and fries or Oreos. This might help! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow! Can my kid come over? LOL!
    He is the pickiest eater. He's good with fruit and veggies, he's just particular to when and what to eat when it's time. This should help!

  7. ok. I should have had my boys watching those!!

  8. Big thanks to Copy Kids for sharing the love on their Facebook Page,!/CopyKids/posts/167547146713678

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

  9. Wow - I have to try this out. Love the photos and mention of near-mutiny!

  10. And any thoughts on whether this would work to get my hubby to eat his veggies??

  11. I'm looking forward to trying this out. My older girl (age 5) has turned into a picky eater just in the last few months, the worst part is that younger sister (age 2) will be happily munching away on something until Big Sister says it's yucky. And then the little one refuses to eat. It is SO annoying. But obviously the whole peer pressure food thing works.

  12. My youngest daughter is a vegetarian, she just doesn't know it yet. But, I could sure use some help with the other two. Fun review.

  13. Awesomeness! Broccoli is my favourite vegetable, yum! I love reading your posts, they're always so much fun. I read this one aloud to Mark, heh. THE KIDS ARE SOO ADORABLE!!! :)

  14. cute little ones Sarah lovely post good thing they are eating without complains :) looks like this dvd is helping