Happy Face "Pizza" Mikko and I made from a High Five Magazine recipe for an actual pizza. We had none of the ingredients for the recipe on hand, so we substituted pretty much every part. He enjoyed the making and ate none of it, but I thought it was tasty.
Helping plant the first seedlings for our garden. He rarely wants to help in the actual garden, but I hope it becomes a tradition he grows into — and that he'll eventually consent to eat something, anything, that we grow!
Sam had an idea to make zucchini brownies, and they were a (sneaky) hit. Mikko added his own inimitable touch by emptying pretty much all our cake sprinkles onto the top. They were quite pretty.
He loves helping out with the preparation. He's decided his Home Depot apron is perfect for kitchen duty, and he fished out that can opener by himself and then helped push the blender button so Sam could make him a peach and yogurt smoothie. Which he never drinks anymore. But maybe someday he'll start up again, yes?
He told me the baby was hungry and I needed a snack. He decided on a favorite treat of mine — celery with peanut butter — and threw in carrots for good measure. He got it all out himself and — obviously — did his own spreading job. Now, he won't eat any of those ingredients personally (and was icked out by the peanut butter sticking to his fingers), but I was touched that he made it for me.
My little guy, who has more true knowledge about the joy of food than I'll ever regain.
This is so un-wordless that I'll give you further reading if you'd like, just as a starting point:
- The Fat Nutritionist, who has some helpful rules for eating
- Ellyn Satter, who talks about eating joyfully and competently, including these guidelines specifically on feeding preschoolers
- "Tackling Toddler Eating Habits" at NPN
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