Drew Lachey Motivated by Daughter to Head the Magical Veggie Challenge

10/17/2008 at 04:30 PM ET
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Having your husband as a top contestant on Dancing With the Stars would make any wife feel proud, but when in the final stages of pregnancy and being filmed regularly for the show, other feelings can also come in to play. Former 98 degrees member Drew Lachey jokes that his wife Lea "loves that everybody remembers her at 8 ½ months pregnant."

Shortly after Drew was crowned winner of the show, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Isabella Claire, now 2 ½. Now full swing into toddlerhood, Drew shares that Isabella is "going through her growing pains" which often means that sometimes "she wants to eat [her veggies], sometimes she doesn’t, [and] sometimes we have to sneak them in." The realization that getting kids to eat right can often be a struggle led Drew to lead the Magical Veggie Challenge, a contest that challenges kids to "rewrite the old schoolyard chant" of "beans, beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat them, the more you….whatever," laughs Drew. The catch? The song must be a minute long and include the words ‘veggie’ (as Drew points out that beans are not a fruit!) and ‘beans, beans.’ Calling the idea a "fun way to get awareness out there," the 32-year-old will crown the winner on February 18th in New York City.

When asked if more children are in the couple’s future, Drew — who says "fatherhood’s obviously the most important job" — said that he and Lea are considering it "not today, but eventually!"

To read Drew’s chat, click here.

Source: CBS Early Show

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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