This is how excited she was about the peas on her plate!
CALLING ALL MOMS OF PICKY EATERS...I NEED YOUR HELP!
This child was such a good baby food eater. Then came table food, and it went downhill from there. If she were in charge of her meals, they would consist of a rotation of mac and cheese, PB&J, pizza, and McDonald's cheeseburgers. Since I am trying to be a good mom, that won't fly at our house.
I told her to eat all her peas. She told me, "Let me see what my stomach says about it." Pretends to listen to stomach. "It says...no more, I'm full" Good try.
I came back through the kitchen and find her feeding her peas to her sister.
On the plus side, she loves fruit. Any and all kinds! On the down side, she does not love veggies...especially green ones.
Perhaps it is hereditary. When I met Steve, the only green things he ate were green beans and salad. I have since gotten him to eat cabbage, peas, butter beans, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes (not green but he wouldn't even try them and now he LOVES tomato sandwiches), and most recently broccoli. I am very proud. His mom said when he was little, he told her, "the only green thing I like you only make at Christmas" He was referring to Watergate salad (with marshmallows).
So, my question is this...do you
A) send them to bed without supper
B) make them clean their plate if it takes 2 hours
C) just make them try "one bite"
D) serve it up for breakfast the next day (Just Kidding...did you see the movie "Mommy Dearest" where poor little Christina gets rare steak for breakfast?) Even in my frustration I will not resort to that!
This one is a little better about veggies but is not fond of all things green.
Enough about vegetables...Steve came home with this surprise today. He and my mom went blueberry picking this afternoon and our freezer is stocked! He says we are all going back tomorrow for a family blueberry picking! And for FREE!!! Can't beat that! He was very proud of his jug contraption to hang around his neck so that he could pick with both hands!