Adventures in eating

BE is a notoriously picky eater, so when J suggested we go to a Japanese buffet for dinner, I was very nervous. I envisioned whining and complaining in addition to her normal restaurant antics. To my surprise, she did very well and even tried something new. As the resident vegetarian, I would have preferred that it be something green, but I’m always happy to encourage adventurous eating. So, I didn’t object when she passed right over the veggies and went for the chicken foot! Yes, she had a chicken foot on her plate, and yes, she took a bite of it! She said it was too spicy, and didn’t eat any more, but I was very impressed that she put the thing her mouth. Here’s proof:

Now, BC will eat almost anything, including many vegetarian staples. And, his reputation as a sushi lover is well-known in our family. He particularly likes California roles and had no problem eating a few during our buffet trip. Here’s a photo of our 4-year-old sushi guy:


3 thoughts on “Adventures in eating

  1. It is so helpful to have one who is picky and one who is not to remind you that the picky eater is really not a reflection on your parenting but more on your child and their tastes. I’ve got one that it’s like pulling teeth to get her to try anything, and another who tries everything and likes most of it.

  2. Oh,the chicken feet! I had a brother-in-law that used to make them and one day I went to pick up my little girl at their house and she was cutting her teeth on a chicken foot! I hated that it looked like a CLAW in her little mouth.

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