I challenged the kids to a contest of bravery: who amongst them dared take a bite of green beans, Gerber-baby style?
Pureed, salt-free, puke-green. Yum.
Borrowing from Mr. Tolkien, himself, I quote, "'Courage is found in unlikely places,' said Gildor."
Little Sam, the unlikeliest of all, opened wide and POUNDED DOWN THOSE BEANS (leaving his older siblings in awe of his greatness)!
Not to be outdone, Lincoln stepped up and took a bite.
THUS commenced the horrid soundtrack of one dry heave after another.
At least he tried.