To help fill in while we are on summer vacation, here’s a guest post from Le Anne Ruzzamenti.
My son has been a picky eater since he turned three and as we near his seventh birthday, we can still only count a handful of vegetables and fruits that he will eat. While he’s not the extreme picky eater who refuses most foods, he is the cautious kind who feels most secure with the foods he knows and isn’t excited about breaking from the norm. In fact, whenever trying a new food (even if it’s a dessert!), his face will scrunch into an unpleasant “I can’t believe I’m trying this and I’m gonna hate it” look until he’s chewed a few times. Then he’ll flash me a thumbs up, down or sideways (you can guess where the thumb points for new dessert foods).
So how is it that this picky eater begs us to take him for sushi where he orders tuna nigiri and sea steak and gobbles up raw fish? (more…)