Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Miss Picky

I have been telling my friends my tales of woe about how Aubrey has become a terrible eater. I really thought I had a good six months before I had to deal with her really caring about what goes in her mouth. I mean, practically everything is new to her so every meal should be like Christmas! Something new and tasty to discover... right?? Oh, how wrong I am! I just erased a blog that was trying way too hard to figure out Aubrey's reasons for being so picky and what I could do differently to try and calm the crazy that has taken over mealtime. But who knows why kids do anything? Is her food too hot? Maybe. Is she tired of peas? Could be. Is she still full from the stack of crackers Daddy gave her? Also a possibility. Instead of trying unsuccessfully to analyze the mind of a one year old, I will just give you a quick little glance into Aubrey's new dietary habits.

Things Aubrey refuses to put in her mouth (or tastes and then spits out all over a freshly mopped floor):

1. Oatmeal (even though just yesterday, she couldn't get enough of it)
2. Watermelon (but it makes for swell finger painting)
3. Waffles (with or without syrup)
4. Bread (but she loves the peanut butter inside...can that be considered a meal?)
5. Yogurt (I actually had to taste it, because from the face she made I thought it might be several weeks past the expiration date)

Things Aubrey WILL eat willingly:
1. Cheerios (at least she won't have to worry about her cholesterol)
2. crackers of any kind
3. lima beans (go figure)
4. toilet paper (she prefers Quilted Northern Extra Soft)
5. Purell Hand Sanitizer (Poison Control's # is: 800-222-1222)
6. Anything found on the floor
7. Applesauce (sometimes)
8. Sunscreen (her favorite is Banana Boat Baby SPF 50... it has a deliciously light coconut flavor)

Of course NO food will even be considered unless Aubrey has her own spoon to eat with so she too can share in the fun!

posted by Keena at 9:36 PM | email this post | 4 comment


At 9/09/2006 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said... 

you're cracking me up! this post was great

At 9/09/2006 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said... 

you're cracking me up! this post was great

At 9/10/2006 4:21 PM, Anonymous Aunt Sue said... 

Lima beans? You've got to be kidding--they are the grossest thing to come out of the ground. Lisa used to chew on the dog's bones that were on the floor. My kids preferred sand from the sandbox--

At 8/14/2007 3:00 AM, Anonymous Ross said... 

Hey Guys

What a great blog - I followed a link on a web wander from Shaun Andrew's site (he's great for design inspiration!)

I love this post mainly because Aubrey eats much more healthily than my flat mate who is 24 years old! I've pointed him in the direction of this post for practical nutritional guidance!

Greetings from across the Atlantic in Scotland.


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