Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Green Stuff

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??


Cassie said...

After reading this, Gerrit claimed that Sophie got the dislike of greenery from him. I don't know how I'm going to get our future children to eat vegetables if their dad won't!

justaneverydaygirl said...

I think you should stop including your cooking adventures in your blog. I'm trying to get my family to believe that supper out of a can and/or a box is NORMAL. You're making me look bad.

Wendy said...

"How do children innately know that there is something wrong with eating green stuff??"

Except the "green stuff" that comes from their little noses. Eww. We're constantly telling Katie not to pick her nose.

And I agree with Janelle. Sug is lucky if I even make supper. He's usually the one who ends up doing the cooking.

Denise said...

Wen pretty much said it all. At least Sophie actually tries stuff. Katie just looks at it and says she doesn't like it. Some nights its WWIII at our house trying to get the kid to eat! Offer her popcorn or cheesies though and she's all about that!
I keep telling her that she has to try it before she can say she doesn't like it. This is what happens when two very stubborn people have a child! :-)