Happy Family: Stories From the Brightside

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Food is a major part of every family’s daily routine and our attitudes toward it shape our kids from a very young age.  It seemed appropriate that just as I was asked to do a sponsored post from Happy Family about personal humorous experiences around food and kids that I happened to be looking through pictures from our past cruises.

If food is a major part of the every day, it’s a HUGE part of cruising, at least for our family .  For some strange reason it brings out the adventurous taste buds of my family, likely due to the fact that they know the server will bring out something else if they don’t like it!

We’ve captured some great pictures of our daughter eating some favorite foods…and some hilarious expressions of flavors she wasn’t quite expecting.

Like the first time she tried a lemon…

Then there was the cruise that she couldn’t get enough maraschino cherries in her drink each night.

Which is also the year in which she decided that giant turkey legs should be eaten at 11 pm.

One cruise the kitchen staff made her a giant Mickey Mouse Chocolate Chip Cookie since it was her birthday…

After much persuading she grudgingly shared some with the rest of us at the table…

What do you mean it’s rude to suck the chocolate out of the parchment?

And we may possibly be the only family who buys Swiss chocolate in Spain, nearly four pounds of it just because it wasn’t worth hanging on to those few stray Euros we had.

But quite possibly my favorite expression had to have been the first (and last) time she tried sushi.

Yeah, she wasn’t a fan…LOL!

We, as parents, have all experienced funny moments around food and Stories from the Bright Side is meant to make people realize that others are dealing with the same things we are!

I’m pretty fortunate that Amber hasn’t put up much of a fuss over the years (except for peas, this girl WILL NOT eat peas) when it has come to food, and she’s always been a pretty clean eater too.  But I know that feeding little ones can sometimes be a big production.

Stories from the Bright Side” is a campaign that Happy Family is running throughout the summer that shines a humorous light on food and feeding challenges that parents have through sharing funny stories told by top bloggers that are then acted out by improv troupe the Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

You should go to the Happy Family Facebook page and upload your own funny feeding story for others to see and laugh about (because remember laughter is the best medicine!).  But really because there is also a sweepstakes that is part of this contest where Happy Family will pick a funny feeding story to award $20K towards their child’s college education (the rules and regulations are on the Facebook page).  Umm yeah with college facing us smack dab in the middle of the eyes, I just might go upload that lemon or sushi story…

While you’re at it why don’t you “like” Happy Family on Facebook (I’ll even make it easy for you!)

and grab a $0.50 coupon, for your kids, or your grandkids or your nephews/nieces or your neighbors kids…

Launched on Mother’s Day 2006, and founded and operated by moms, Happy Family™ is the first organic brand to offer a complete line of nutrient-rich foods for babies’, toddlers’, and kids’ growing bodies.  Wondering which of your local stores sell Happy Family products?  Check out their store locator.

So now that you’ve seen my family’s “Stories From the Bright Side” – let me know one of yours.  (And then go enter it in the sweepstakes!)

“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Happy Family blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

15 thoughts on “Happy Family: Stories From the Brightside

  1. those are some great pictures.

    I was never a fan of sushi either until I learned you could customize it. I take out the avocado and cream cheese. So all that is left is rice and either cooked lobster, shrimp, or chicken.

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