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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dinner Drama

Little Mister used to be a star eater.  Anything I put in front of him, he willingly put in his mouth.  Butternut squash, green beans, broccoli?  Yes please!  Dumplings, meatballs, noodles?  Couldn't get enough!  I was a baby food making machine and took a lot of cues from all the blogs out there.  My favorites:  Styleberry Blog, Wholesome Baby Foods, Either/Or/And, Yumnums, and Weelicious!  Everyone had their own take as to what to offer baby and I'm so glad everyone did a lot of the legwork for me with various recipes and helpful hints.  Our small freezer made no difference, I wanted to make sure he was getting a wide variety of all sorts of foods. 

I was particularly interested in incorporating my own family's Thai foods into his daily intake.  I want him to get used to all the great food that I grew up with.  I can't remember a time that my mom, aunts, and grandmother weren't in the kitchen preparing lunch and then immediately working on dinner right after.  It was great and a real testament to the heart of the home being centered around the kitchen. 

But lo, when Little Mister turned 11 months, 2 weeks (I remember the day) - the finickiness set in.   "What?" I would say, "You liked this yesterday!"  I didn't give up completely and continued to offer foods to him even though he would outright reject them.  The dogs love sitting by his highchair and Little Mister is getting very adept at offering them "bites."  Even when I make his food in the mornings for school, I think to myself, "He's going to hate me for this one."  Sure enough, I would pick him up and he wouldn't have eaten a thing.

He's growing and gaining weight so there's nothing to worry abut in that department.  He's getting his nutrition from somewhere.  A child's growth is amazing. 

So dinners as of late have been filled with a lot of sad faces from baby, mommy, and daddy.

Last night's dinnertime spread consisting of ground turkey with tomato sauce, sauteed zucchini and squash, cheese, spaghetti noodles, and strawberries.




Notice much of a change?  Me either.  I needed to document this Food Drama mostly for my own sanity and hopefully some day, I can look back on this and laugh.  I feel bad for Little Mister, really I do.  We'll just keep trying and see what happens.

Does anyone else have eating problems like this or am I the only one?


1 comment:

jackie said...

omg! i'm beginning to see this in S too! he use to LOVE green beans. next thing i know, he's throwing them by one. this started when he was exactly 11 months, 1 week and 2 days. oh well... i knew his glory days of being a human garbage disposal with purees and such would come to a close.

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