Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sophie woke up a bit cranky from her nap today and was not excited to eat the supper I'd made (the homemade Pasta Fagioli--who wouldn't want that?!) when I described it as noodle soup. She kept saying, "I want something else!" I offered to keep some of the cooked noodles out for her before putting them in the soup, and she was happy to have those with sauce on them. But then she asked to see what I was making, and after seeing it said, "Have some of that." Alrighty then! So, I dished some up for her. She dug into it, excited about the beans (kidney beans!). Then she stopped and looked at a spoonful and asked, "What's this green stuff?" I told her it was celery, a very tiny piece of celery. "I don't like it," she said. I told her she had to at least try it first. "Take it out," she whined. I offered to take all the "green stuff" out if she still didn't like it after trying just one bite. Eventually, she tasted the one tiny piece of green stuff, and after that she didn't have a problem with it. In fact, she ate three bowls of my Pasta Fagioli, green stuff included. We recently had difficulty getting her to eat something with green peppers in it and another dish with flecks of spinach in it was untouchable. How do children innately know that there is something wrong with eating green stuff??