We ate salad for dinner tonight, and since Maggie is opposed to eating anything green, or as she terms it "yucky," I knew this would be a problem. I was preparing for her to throw a fit which would then result in time out, an apology and then suggesting a bowl of cereal, when she blew me away.
"What is that stuff?" she asked.
"It's lettuce, Mags," I said.
"Is it spicy?" she asked.
"Spicy? No. It's yummy." I said, "It tastes like broccoli." Since broccoli is the only veggie she likes at the moment.
Maggie then tasted a leaf, nodded to herself, and proceeded to make the-largest-salad-ever-consumed-by-a-4-year-old on her plate.
Then she ate it all. True story. And I am a proud mother.