Tuesday, June 2, 2009

trust in feeding

M was enjoying dinner the other day when she stopped and said, "Mommy, what do I am eating in my mouf? This green stuff?" Followed by a gaping mouth and pointing...

It happened to be baby bok-choy and she had been enjoying her stir-fry with rice, sauce, bok choy and peppers.

The fact that she trusted the eating process enough to put something completely foreign in her mouth -not knowing what it was- is what its all about. If we had been sneaking stuff into her food, or made a big deal announcing that she had to try a new food that was "good for her," we would have likely had a tearful battle, and a miserable meal.

Of course, she then only ate rice and sauce for the rest of the meal, but she had tried a new food, and the experience was positive.

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