Happy Foto Friday.
It’s time for another Candid Carrie’s Friday Foto Finish Fiesta. Hope over to her blog to see other camera clickers. This week is all about those picky eaters out there:
Carrots are still Carrots: My two year old is at that stage where she doesn’t eat much during the day. I’m lucky if I can get her to sit at the table for a full five minutes. Since she doesn’t eat much, I (try to) make an effort in what she has access to eating; making sure she gets enough fruits and vegetables. But along with her limited food intake, she’s also developed a picky side. Like most parents desperate to get their kids to eat well, I’ve employed tricks. My daughter is a big fan of eating trees (broccoli florettes). She had no interest in them until we called them mini trees (thank you Gisele on TVO kids). I can’t explain it, but you don’t question what works.
So on to conquer other vegetables. One of our favourite children’s book authors is Lauren Child. Her Lola and Charlie book I’ll will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato is a great book about picky eaters. We tried to employ the tricks big brother Charlie used to get little sister Lola to eat foods she doesn’t like (and there are a lot of them). One dinner, with the help of my other two kids, we tried to convince our youngest that Orange Twigglers from the Cat Planet (a.k.a. carrots) were indeed delicious. But she taught us a lesson: A carrot known by any other name still tastes like a carrot. Yuck! Well you can’t will them all.