Shrek will get your kid eating onions. He’ll also have your kids dragging you to plop down money for an over-played movie franchises. Let’s just talk about onions for now.
“Shrek Forever After,” the fourth Shrek movie, had a slow start at the box office before picking up steam. But in the produce section it is creating a minor sensation, by making onions popular with kids.Through June 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, farmers had shipped eight million more pounds of Vidalias than by the same date last year—though the 2010 season started two weeks later than in 2009.
Amazing. Four of those movies? Hollywood really is hanging on to anything that once made money. Oh right, right kids eating onions. Look if it’s gonna take the penguins of Madagascar to get my kid eating fish or the chick from iCarly telling him to drink milk, I’m all for the assistance. It’s about time these fictional characters started selling stuff besides Happy Meals and sugary cereals.
My mom had a really good trick to get me to eat vegetables when I was a kid. I don’t remember all the specifics but it went something like this “if you don’t eat your damn vegetables I swear to god you’ll sit her all night. You can cry your face off you won’t move. You won’t go outside. You won’t watch TV. You’ll be nibbling on asparagus until that plate is clean. I’ve got nothing to do tomorrow. I’ll last all night. You’ve got school. You don’t need to be fresh. If the teacher asks why you’re passing out during a spelling test you tell her because you can’t appreciate the delicate subtleties of lima beans on your amateur tastes buds.”
I’m still sitting at my parent’s dinner table.