Last week Jake and I were walking down the stairs and he said to me (as casual as can be), "Mom - today I tried carrots at school."
Good thing I was walking behind him because he couldn't see my eyes pop out of my head. I responded with, "Voluntarily?" He said, "Yep."
I asked how they tasted. He said, "Oh....not too bad, actually. I really should probably eat more of them. Then I'd see really great at night."
I agreed. Absolutely he should eat more carrots! Eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner if he wants! I left out the part about his skin turning orange if he ate too many - this would either propel him to eat them non-stop or stop him cold turkey.
And then, as if his dad and I hadn't suggested this very thing a mega-zillion times he said, "You know, maybe I should try broccoli and green beans too."