Children eat funny things. I remember a story from when I was in college and nannying about a family whose children ate sushi and edamame at the age of two. Personally, I’m all for eating sushi and edamame, but at two I don’t think I would have gone for it. And I’ve tried to do sushi with my wee ones, and they aren’t quite ready for it.
Sometimes you have kids that are super picky… they’ll eat a certain brand of chicken nuggets and nothing else. They’ll eat pasta with butter and strawberries, but no more. And there are times when I’ve wondered if my wee ones were heading down that path.
I shouldn’t worry. They eat fine, although there are certainly things I wish they ate more or less of. Then again, I could apply that to what I eat, too!
Recently, we won a contest that Veggie Mom was having for Pop’rs. We got eight flavors to try out, and he’s had a lot of fun with them. He really loves the color burst, cocoa and raspberry on yogurt or applesauce. In his milk is another favorite treat.
Tonight, we had popcorn chicken and corn for dinner.
I’m not sure where he got the idea, but he decided he wanted Pop’rs on his corn.
I’m not going to discourage him from trying new things, so I put a few pieces of corn on the side of his plate and let him put a couple Color Burst Pop’rs on it (yep, Color Burst — kind of a fruity flavored one, not Butter that would make more sense).
And… he liked it. So I put Pop’rs on all of the corn, and he proceeded to have a grand old time eating them.
Personally, when I take a good look at it, I have no interest in trying this combination. The color burst starts out pink, turns blue and then green. Mixed with the yellow of the corn, well… ick!
So of course he decided that he wanted the Color Burst Pop’rs on his popcorn chicken. Who am I to refuse?
He loved it. He ate his dinner so quickly, that I hardly had time to get the camera to save this moment of ummm childhood for posterity. At least my husband was smarter and put the Bufalo flavor on his chicken. And now, I’m thinking I know where Mister Man gets it from!
So what weird things do your kids eat? Or you!