Last week we sat down around the table for typical dinner. On the menu was rigatoni, cottage cheese and garlic bread. I tend to serve pasta quite a bit because it’s the one dish all of the kids love and it’s the easiest dish for me to sneak in vegetables that the kids would typically turn their noses up at. We were about halfway through the meal when I noticed our 4 year old’s plate had two piles of rigatoni. One she was eating the other was just sitting there in it’s own little space.
I asked her, “what’s wrong with the pasta over there?” Emma says, “oh that’s the yucky pasta.” Again I ask, “Why is it yucky?” Emma replies, “because there’s where I put the onions.”
It was in that moment that I realized I had just been outsmarted by a four year old. All this time I had thought I was being sneaky putting extra veggies in the pasta and she had been stuffing the pasta with them so she didn’t have to eat them. It’s times like this when you realize just how smart or even how wise kids can be.
Like my daughter, the world is filled with wise children and the Campbell Soup Company may have “discovered” the Wisest Kid in the Whole World. Somewhere out there is an eternally 8-year old boy that sits atop a mountain where he meditates on the secrets to kid contentment and shares those secrets with parents in need.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve wished for glimpse inside my child’s mind. There’s always the burning question, how can I be the fun mom? Well, the Wisest Kid in the Whole World has the answer and it’s simpler than you might think. Watch in below as The Wisest Kid in the Whole World shares a piece of wisdom.
Sometimes being the “fun mom” can be doing something as simple as sharing a meal together. Some of my fondest childhood memories started with a bowl of Campbell’s Condensed Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup. My dad I shared a can for lunch almost every day during summer break. It’s a tradition that I now share with my own children but more often involves a bowl of Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup. It’s the perfect soup for dipping Emma’s favorite grilled cheese ‘n pickles sandwich. Some, like The Wisest Kid in the World World, might even say it’s a wise choice.
Wisdom can come from anywhere, or anyone, and especially from kids. Campbell’s wants you to share your child’s wise words with the world. Check out the widget below to share some wise things your kids have said and read what other kids around the world are saying.
You can keep up with The Wisest Kid in the Whole World online, listen to snippets of wisdom he’s sharing on his YouTube channel, connect with Campbell’s soup lovin’ parents on Facebook and chat with him on Twitter at @TheWisestKid.
This blog post is part of a compensated ambassador program with Campbell’s Soup Company. Opinions expressed are my own.