“Come on, doesn’t this look yummy?”
It was a mixture of vegetables.
He covered his nose and mouth,
making it clear that he didn’t agree with
Mommy that the yucky orange thing
she was holding out to him on the spoon
“Just try one spoonful, Carson” she begged.
Carson shook his head.
She put the spoon in her mouth. “Hmmm.
This tastes really yummy. Now you try.” She
scooped up some more and held it out to him.
He shook his head, unconvinced.
This went on for a while until, out of desperation,
Mommy said, “If you try one bite, I will give you
a treat.” She had resorted to bribing her toddler.
It worked. Carson uncovered his mouth and
ate the yucky stuff. Disgust showed on his
face as he quickly ate it and immediately
followed it with two gulps of milk.
“Have one more bite,” she coaxed, hopefully.
Carson shook his head. “I want my treat, Mommy.”
Oh, yes, the joys of dealing with a picky eater.
My son doesn’t like eggs and no matter how
many times his Dad and I tell him how nutritious
they are for him, he wouldn’t budge. When he was
a toddler, he didn’t like Sweet Potatoes but as he
got older, he developed a taste for them. So, I am
hopeful that one day, he will include eggs in his diet.
Most kids are picky eaters but they grow out of it.
It can be very challenging trying to get them to
eat vegetables and foods that are good for them
but don’t give up.