I wrote about the 3 things I love about the baby’s first year at Everyday Family. Have a read if you have time? Thank you!
Congratulations. You have gained a new fan.
He is only 3 years old, so I think you can count on at least another 30 years of loyalty.
His love for you is hard to dispute when he eats you right out of the jar. That’s his preferred method, but we’ve convinced him that you’re still yummy when sitting on a slice of bread.
He usually hates anything on bread (plain and simple kinda guy), but for you, he’ll tolerate a spread. For that, I thank you.
Wait, says the nutritionists, and the crunchy Mamas, how could I possibly be thanking you, essentially liquid chocolate – aren’t you in the ‘bad food’ category?
Maybe so. But when you have a picky eater, and he finally succumbs to the spell of you, enough to tolerate something on his precious plain bread, then yes, I thank you.
You see, this is the first step to even more exciting and yes, healthier spread options. And who knows? It may open more doors to actual food. Like fruit and vegetables. His menu will go beyond, gasp, 10 items.
Getting him to try something new has always been a challenge. Choosing what he eats is one way he exerts his independence. Breaking down the barrier of, “Look, not everything unfamiliar tastes bad,” we realized, is key to getting him to a better diet.
So we started with you, Nutella. Who could resist you? (Okay, some people hate you – let’s not go there.)
Well, my son did. At first. For three whole days, he said no.
I don’t know how many rejected Nutella sandwiches I ate (probably a fair few, and I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy them), but if that’s the price to pay to get my very stubborn son to try something new, I’m happy to pay it.
Thank you, Nutella.
Your #2 fan (#1 being Monkey)
I wish I didn’t have to write a disclaimer, saying don’t hate me for feeding my son Nutella, but I feel like I need to say it: Don’t hate me for feeding my son Nutella. Thank you.
Tell me – Nutella, aye or nay?