Sunday, October 14, 2007

Taste Buds

Ok, I know, once again, it's been about 4 weeks since I've posted, but I've been busy! Work's been crazy and the girl turned 3 this past week. She's so big!

But, that's not why I'm writing finally. I'm writing to tell a story...

This morning, as we were sitting eating breakfast with the kids, I realized what complete opposites the kids are as far as taste buds go. I mean, the boy was sitting nicely, eating his dry toast while the girl was happily pealing the rind off her lemon slice and eating it whole - no sour face, no reaction whatsoever!!! How could these two kids be from the same parents?

This is how pretty much every meal is eaten. The boy has some "special food" (which we try sometimes to make similar to what every one else is eating) while everyone else eats "normal food".

So, the boy's diet consists mainly of cottage cheese, bread, hot dog buns, fruit, and... did I mention cottage cheese? We try to make him try at least one bite of whatever food we're eating so that he can "develop" a taste for something - anything - different, but almost every time, it ends in the boy genuinely gagging and almost throwing up.

I had heard about some people being "super tasters" and some being "non-tasters" and this could not be more true about our two kids. This article describes it to a tee:
It's not easy eating green

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