February 9, 2009

I am definitely lucky

Why do you ask? Because I do not have a picky eater for a child. My DD has never been a picky eater and each time I hear another parent talk about how their child won't eat this or that, I thank my lucky stars. The deal I have with DD is, take one bite, if you don't like it, you don't have to eat any more of it. Guess what my 3 year old ate tonight. Lobster and shrimp (unfortunately she does have expensive taste lol). The waiter at Red Lobster looked at me like I was nuts, until he saw her eat it. This was the first time DD had lobster and will probably be the last for awhile (it was my grandfather's birthday, so dinner was his treat. Lobster usually does not make it on our shopping lists).

There is one thing about picky eating kids that does get me. It's not so much the kids, and I know not all picky eaters come from parents who say this, but it grates my last nerve when I hear a mom (or dad for that matter) say "No, you won't like it, but here try it". Yum serve me up some of that. Who in their right mind would eat something after hearing that? Like I said, I know not all kids who are picky eaters come from parents with this mindset. For some kids it's a texture or a taste thing and let's face it, as adults we all don't like everything out there so why should our kids, right?

Oops, sorry I got off on a tangent. Anyways, I'm very glad and lucky my DD will try almost anything, at least once.


  1. Hello from one working mom to another!!


  2. My kiddos eat pretty much anything. I think that is because I had them eating pretty much anything and everything from a pretty early age...and they get to try a lot of new stuff all the time.

    PS I love shrimp and did as a kid. According to my family I could put away 36 by the time I was 4...don't even ask how many I can eat now LOL

  3. I've got a bit of both worlds. My son will eat NOTHING. We've tried the "try it once", never works. This has been going on for 7 years now, phase my butt! (so the pediatrician said).

    Then our daughter eats EVERYTHING. Sigh...1 out of 2 isn't bad I suppose.