For the past month or so, his eating habits have changed even more dramatically. Every day it seems like another food is on the "disgusting" list.
*Peanut butter. Out
*Hot dogs. Out
*Cinnamon toast. Out
"Mom, this tastes like money."
"This tastes like suction cups." (what?)
"I can't eat this, it tastes like throw up."
It was getting bad, folks. So I did want any sane mother, on the verge of losing her sanity, would do- I resorted to good old fashioned bribery.
Since Friday, N and I have been working with the following deal- if he eats one bite of everything I make him, for one whole week, he can choose whatever he wants for dessert and I'll make it this weekend.
So how's it going? Beautifully. The boy has eaten the following previously "detested" foods:
*Chili- and he loved it so much, he requested it for breakfast the next day. I declined, but I'm making it later this week, when the cool front comes through.
*Eggs- which he tolerated, but did not enjoy.
*Lasagna- which he loved, and requested for breakfast today. I declined, and served him cold cereal.
And last night, in a moment that will be forever etched in my brain, the boy ate not one bite, but two bites of his green beans. By choice.
Proudest parenting moment ever.
Thank you, bribery.