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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Tutu Saga.....

Kailey wants a tutu so badly – no I am talking a classical tutu not a romantic tutu.
Classical ones stand out - and romantic curve done (although Grandma sent a romantic tutu that she has to wear everywhere - gym, shops, friends the only place she has not worn it is school)

So added to that she does not eat ANY vegetables. NOT ONE. So I told her that little girls only get tutu’s when they eat all their vegetables. I read a Angelina Ballerina book to her and it’s about how she started ballet. I changed it to how she got her tutu by eating all her vegetables.

I then made this chart and she started eating her vegetables – no fighting, no nagging, nothing. If she does not want to eat them that night she does not get a ‘ticket’ and that upsets her (not me). She is so excited she tells me before dinner what vegetables we need to cook.

The great thing is she has decided that carrots are her favorite. Funnily enough, she only eats them raw and if I don’t have any on her plate she tells me that she needs her carrots!
We saw a little girl at the shops a few days ago – she was wearing a tutu and Kai started clapping for her and saying, ‘good job you did it, you ate all your vegetables’.
I told her ballet teacher what we are doing and she is also playing along, every week Kailey gives her an update on her tutu. I am hoping she finishes this week so she can get it on the weekend and then wear it to ballet on Monday.
I will let you know when she has her tutu!!!!!
I’m not sure who is having more fun with this - me or her?


Huse Yo Mama said...

Brilliant, Jo. Simply Brilliant!

And I'm SO stealing it! Can't wait to see a picture of her in her brand new tutu!!!

Sarah Jarvis said...

You are a GENIUS! I am stealing that idea too.

Anonymous said...

How can you do that with boys of 38 years? Rudolph eats his at 5 years. I have it all wrong in my house.

Jumita R

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo.

Well...she's definitely her mothers child isn't she? I'm pretty sure I remember you not eating any fruit at all growing up?? :) :) Is that right or do I have you confused with someone else?

I can't wait to see a pic in her tutu - what a fabulous reward for eating veg. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time at the dance studio. So happy for you that you have dance back in your life.

Lots of love,