We all know that kids are expensive. Everywhere you look, there’s someone trying to convince you to do more for your kids, and inevitably– spend more.
But, the most pesky and inevitable expense of all: food. Those little brats need a lot of food.
Be A Budget Hero: Feed Your Kids Trash
To get your kids on the cheap and effective trash diet, you only need to employ moderate psychological trickery and manipulation. Their grubby little hands will be off your hard-earned cash before you know it!
So, without further ado: My first tip to trick your kids into eating trash.
Make it a competition
Believe it or not, children are just humans, but smaller. We all can be motivated by real-world competition, especially if we are given the impression that our well-being depends on it.
If you have several kids, you’re all set– you can keep the contest within the family. If you only have one or two children, it might be best to find a friend to undertake this venture with you.
So, here’s what you need to do. Gather all the hungry little kiddos together, and tell them that you’re about to play a fun game. Kids will do incredibly awful and arduous shit if you just tell them it’s a game.
The rules of the game are simple. You’ll give each one a plastic grocery bag, then everyone is to run out into town, scouring garbage cans and dumpsters for any and all reasonably edible goods. Urge them to dig deep. When they come back, you will gauge who has brought back the most.
From here, the structure of the game is up to you. Maybe the winner is the only one who gets to shower, and the rest have to go to school smelling like garbage. Or maybe the loser doesn’t get to eat at all. The stakes are yours to decide, and up to your good Mommy instincts!