Wednesday, October 15, 2008

No Peas Please

I read in some text book in college that it takes 7 times for a child to like a new food. That means that it takes 6 failures of introducing a new food until they finally will eat it. Well I thought I was ahead of the game because the first time Jackson tried anything new he liked it. He would eat peas, sweet potatoes, carrots, any kind of fruit, everything was the same to him. Now that he is getting older he is learning that some foods taste better than others. For instance peas and green beans=yuck. .. peaches and pears=yummy. I am trying to provide the best nutrition possible but it is so hard to get the kid to eat a green vegetable. Every time I offer it he makes a sour face and then gags. Brandon finds it very comical while I am beginning to get a little frustrated. I guess I will have to offer them a few more times before I get him to like them, but until then it will be green bean spew.
This is our getting ready for bed ritual. We put him in his PJs and then we make him laugh like crazy to wear him out. It is really funny and it works because he usually sleeps 10-12 hours a night. How lucky are we?

1 comment:

jor said...

He is so cute! I love his BIG smile. My kids never liked any baby food in the first place, but they are really good fruit/veggie eaters don't worry about it too much. I have also seen moms feed their kids avocados and they love them. good luck1 YOu are such a good mom to make sure he gets all the right foods!