Day 12: Eating the Rest

“Mommy, can I please have the rest?”  Those are words I never thought I would hear my daughter say.

When we first arrived in Canada, my youngest had not been eating solid food for too long. She was picky with what she would eat and would turn her nose up at things like beef, lettuce leaves and tofu. My other daughter would have her least favourites too thus making it difficult to cook food that they would both eat. I remember sitting at the table for long periods of time waiting for my girls to finish their meal. We began cooking favourites: broccoli, fried rice, noodles, lentils, macaroni cheese. We encouraged them to try stir fried green vegetables, pumpkin, tomato, and cauliflower. We were not always successful.

Now that they have reached their teens, my daughters have become much better eaters. My youngest, who was such a picky eater, will fill herself up with her favourite foods. They now look forward to eating their meals and often make requests for their favourites. And when I hear “Mommy, can I have the rest?” I smile and invite her to empty the pot.

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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was written for the FMF 31 day challenge hosted by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt is: rest)

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14 thoughts on “Day 12: Eating the Rest

  1. The funniest thing about my children becoming adults is hearing them nonchalantly say things like ‘I love green beans, please pass some more’ and piling them onto the plate when for years they were picked out with disdain and piled at the side of the plate.

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  2. My eldest was fantastic, she would eat the most amazing things, olives, salami, that sort of thing, things children would normally eat, so feeding her has never really been a problem, but the youngest, she was a nightmare, we had to sneak vegetables into things like spaghetti, so she wouldn’t know she was eating them. If it looked healthy she wouldn’t eat it, if it was crap food she would love it. Even when she started eating she didn’t like vegetables, I used to have to make her baby curries to get her to eat them. So glad she is much better now, still not great, but better. Glad it has happened for your daughters as well.

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  3. Children certainly are picky eaters, and today unfortunately too many adults are giving in to the fast food fad to save time on cooking and trying to give the best to their children.
    Some children do carry certain aversions into their adult life, Broccoli seems to be one of the foods kids dont have a liking for.
    Emu

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