My children are good eaters.
We did go through a period where Boy Wonder would only ingest green smoothies, peanut butter or grilled cheese sandwiches, bananas and apples….but the doctor said he was hitting all of the good nutrients, so we didn’t push it too hard.
He seems to be over that now. Had 3 pork chops, a big bowl of peaches, a green salad and some pilaf for dinner last night.
Then when he got home from youth group, he ate half a cheese pizza.
Forget college funds, we should be saving to feed him through age 18.
As for Chuck, we are pretty sure she doesn’t have any eating issues. Except for green things….she won’t eat anything green.
With the exception of sushi. That girl thoroughly enjoys a trip to our local conveyor belt sushi place, and they make her special plates of Chuck-sized sushi and a julienned strawberry with whipped cream.
So two stories about my kids and food from the last week:
1. Chuck and I went to the farmer’s market last weekend (Boy Wonder was at camp) and I put her in the backpack baby carrier, which allows her to sit back a bit and enjoy herself. She is quiet most of the trip (being fed treats from all of our favorite vendors) but when we go pick up our CSA box, she starts giggling hysterically. When I checked to see what’s up, I noticed she had stolen a peach from one vendor, a fistful of beans from another and a piece of bread from the baker.
I need to pay closer attention.
2. Boy Wonder started sixth grade this week (when did he start worrying about his hair??) and will be riding the bus to and from. While packing up for his day today, I ask him what he would like for an after school snack if he could pick anything…he looks at me with a big grin on his face and says “a WHOLE LOAF of banana bread!!”
He’s growing again.
How are your kids at eating? Do they make their own lunches?