Thomas has been eating “solids” since he was five months old. Even on that very first day I think we gave him rice cereal. Well next week Thomas turns one year old and up until yesterday he has been mostly happy plugging along eating rice cereal (or oatmeal) two or three times a day.
Wow… for over six months he has had rice cereal AT LEAST twice a day. Well no wonder then that he no longer wants oatmeal/rice cereal.
What does he want? Well he wants what Mommy and Daddy are eating of course… Boy that sure makes lunch time more difficult for me and has also made me realize that I eat unbalanced meals on a regular basis. I don’t eat poorly, but I don’t eat grains, vegetables and fruit at every meal.
As we cook at home every day, I often have leftovers for lunch and this means that Thomas is now sharing my leftovers with me, supplemented with some infant/toddler fruit & veggie food pouches to ensure that he is getting proper nutrition.
We have been fortunate, I suppose… that Thomas has been willing to eat the same thing, day after day for so many months without complaint. What we are hoping is that Thomas doesn’t become the picky toddler that only eats chicken nuggets and mac n’ cheese.