Eating hasn’t always been the easiest thing around here. Corban and Abby actually do OK, but Kenzie won’t try anything. She’s never been willing to put a number of even kid friendly foods in her mouth – spaghetti, hot dogs, hamburgers are typical kid foods she hasn’t even allowed on her plate. We rarely do kid food, so our stir fry meals or chicken dinners are definitely out of the question. I have talked about how we handle this in “make meal times pleasant” and “don’t be a short order cook.” I wanted to have a risk taking moment with food, and I wasn’t sure I’d find success. I asked every day this week for her to try something new. I kept encouraging her to be a risk taker. Abby didn’t want to try a soup I made one day, and she quickly jumped at the chance to be a risk taker with food and really enjoyed it, which she normally does once she has tried it. Kenzie, as I suspected, didn’t budge…until today. Huge victory. She ate an almond. I know – doesn’t sound like a big deal. However, in our world of beyond crazy picky, it’s a milestone. A way to teach your kids to be risk takers, is to branch them out in their pallets. Today an almond, tomorrow Thai food – yeah right.
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