“Eooow … gulay na naman? (Eooow… vegetables again?).
That’s the common expression I hear from my 4 year old son every time vegetables are served on the table. His expression is always accompanied with a deep sigh. My 8 year old daughter on the other hand doesn’t complain but she sees to it that whenever she gets food from the serving bowl, all the vegetables she doesn’t like is left behind.
My husband tells me not to worry about our children not wanting the vegetables for now because eventually they will learn to love them as they grow older. He cited himself as an example because when he was younger he remembers not eating a lot of vegetables.
I agree with my husband but still sometimes I can’t help it, I still worry that they might be used to not having vegetables on their diet. I know of some friends who don’t eat vegetables and I don’t want my children to be like them. Vegetables have a lot of benefits to our body and it should be included in our daily diet.
For now, we just don’t stop serving vegetables … different kinds of vegetables. Most of the time, it’s just me and my husband who eats them but from time to time we have lured the children to taste them and somehow they have learned to eat some of the vegetables. I hope, little by little their taste buds would develop a love for the vegetables and that time will come when we can serve more vegetables and less meat on the table.