Grace has been extremely reluctant to try new foods. Like, somehow simultaneously screaming her head off and clamping her mouth shut so nothing can pass her lips.

As a result, dessert following dinner as it does, she has not had any coffee cake. She has instead spent pretty much every waking moment begging me for coffee cake and failing to understand the natural consequence of not eating.

Sam has been splendid about trying new things. He ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich earlier. JELLY. (Actually jam.)

Tonight, I made sausage sandwiches for Will and Sam, a veggie burger for myself, and a grilled cheese for Grace because dear god I just need her to be able to eat some fucking coffee cake and there was no way she’d try a sausage sandwich.

Sam, who does not like his precious spicy Italian sausage to touch anything else (even pasta), shivered and shook and guzzled water and didn’t eat until I literally hand fed him about half of his sandwich. He complained the whole time, but happily ate a pickle.

Grace chowed down on her grilled cheese, reluctantly tried a bite of pickle, was inordinately proud of herself for trying it, and then FINISHED SAM’S SANDWICH.

Bet you didn’t see that coming.

4 thoughts on “PLOT TWIST

  1. Nana

    June 1, 2014 at 8:07pm

    I’m so glad you are trying this approach to eating, I think it will improve in time and meals will become a relaxing time of the day. (fingers crossed!)

  2. Amanda

    June 2, 2014 at 6:33am

    If there was any way I could loan you an extra measure of patience, I would.

  3. Wendryn

    June 2, 2014 at 9:37am

    Sounds like a hard slog. I’m glad she ate the sandwich! Katja has just recently decided that for the first time in her life she wants to eat peanut butter (which she wouldn’t touch up until now). Kids are so weird! You do seem to be making some progress, at least!
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