Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Indiscriminating Eater....Sort Of

While we apparently can't get Joshua to eat normal things like mashed potatoes, rice and sandwich bread on a regular basis, he seems to have a less discriminating palate when it comes to the truly odd. For example, while I can't seem to locate the photographic evidence to back this up, while we were on our beach trip we went out to dinner one night. Joshua is still working on his "being content while not eating at the table" skills, so in an attempt to distract him, we offered him one of the lemon slices from someone's cup. We all expected him to taste it, make a "yuck" face and then proceed to play with it. Here is what actually happened: he tasted it, decided it was good, and proceeded to eat the whole thing...including the peel! Then ask for another one. Convinced this must be a fluke, we gave him another one. Same thing. "More..." So, we gave him one more, and then he asked for another one. At that point, the sensible mom in me said "no more lemon slices until we see the long term effects of those!" Which, fortunately, turned out to be none.

Then, a few weeks ago, we were at a Pumpkin Carving Party and someone, for whatever reason, gave Josh a chunk of raw pumpkin. You can guess what happened next. He thought it was great and asked for another!

Yesterday, I was making mashed potatoes (which of course Joshua wouldn't eat at dinner time) and a raw potato chunk fell on the floor. Joshua picked it up and I said "please don't eat that. Raw potatoes taste gross". Apparently, they don't to Joshua! He then gave Caleb a bite and he liked it too! I don't know what the world is coming too...

On top we have Joshua taking a bite... and then Caleb after trying it too!

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