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Finally, My Kids’ Aversion to Healthy Foods Pays Off

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Finally, My Kids’ Aversion to Healthy Foods Pays Off

I’ve written many times before about a challenge faced by most all parents: getting our kids to freakin’ eat something good for them.  And, sometimes, just to get them to freakin’ EAT.  For example, I’ve posted your responses to the question:  “What’s the most ridiculous excuse your child has given for not eating?”  (My almost four-year-old’s excuse for not eating her chicken today:  “My tongue is bleeding!”  It was not.)  I’ve also posted charts about how us parents spend our time when we dare to eat in public with a toddler (the bottom line:  we don’t do much actual eating).  I’ve also mentioned how my daughter (and, sadly, now my son as well) won’t eat anything that hasn’t performed a song-and-dance routine on TV.  And just as you were all, OMG CANDY, JUST SHUT UP ABOUT YOUR KIDS AND PEAS ALREADY, it happened — my crankiness about their food aversions finally paid off!  happy-familyYes, I was contacted by the Happy Family folks, who sent me to New York to participate in their hilarious video campaign celebrating — you guessed it — kids and their food quirks.  Considering my kids already loved Happy Family’s fruit-and-veggie pouches (pretty much the only way I can get them to eat peas — YES!  I am mentioning my kids and peas again!) and I love complaining about getting my kids to eat, I was all over their offer to become a Happy Family Bright Side Blogger.  An added bonus…?  I got to have professional hair and makeup artists dote on me throughout the video shoot.


Now I know how J.Lo feels.  Only with way less money, fame, shoes and ex-husbands.

Happy Family tells me that my video (which includes a reenactment of my story by a comedy improv troupe that I totally wish I could hire to reenact ALL of my stories to make them more entertaining) is going live in the next day or two, so stay tuned…!  You’ll not only get to see me wear more makeup than I’ve worn every other day of my life COMBINED, but I’ll also tell you more about how you can win $20,000 toward your child’s education.  And, if you’re like me, you could really use that money after wasting a ton of cash on uneaten PEAS.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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