Ian Darlington of IAM Productions is just as frustrated as any other parent with children who won’t eat their vegetables. He knows you can’t force a kid to eat, but he hates wasting food. So he made this animation about the life cycle of peas. Watch the peas grow up in sunshine set to the tune of “Mr. Blue Sky” by the Electric Light Orchestra. Then they are rejected by a child, and suddenly the sad strains of “Mad World” by Gary Jules takes over.
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Darlington says that he showed this video to his daughters, and now all it takes is a couple of notes of “Mad World” to get them to gobble up their vegetables. Well, yes, making a cute and clever video might do the job, but for parents who don’t work for a video production company, it makes more sense to just stop serving peas to kids. You’ll have better luck with green beans or broccoli, especially if they are slathered in cheese sauce. Then again, since he’s already made the video, try showing it to your kids and see if they turn into pea fans. -via Laughing Squid