My kids have all gone through cycles when it comes to eating, one would only eat macNcheese when we went out(she’s the one who now enjoys bait[xx(]) but they were for the most part willing to try new foods. their moms idea of spices is salt and black pepper (and only a dash of pepper)I on the other hand like it HOT, garlic, hot peppers, etc.
My youngest is now 21 and recently took some of my chili to work for lunch, a co-worker asked why she was crying she replied its hot! when asked why she didn’t let it cool, she said, no, hot SPICEY, "then why are you eating it?" because its GOOD!
Son Sam is a reasonably adventurous eater. He loves sushi, orange chicken,calimari and all things Mexican. I like tabasco a lot and he uses it a little bit. Vietnamese salad rolls are also a favorite.
I was and still am an adventurous eater.
My brother was picky and got worse with age. My nephew, as result is sooo picky, I wanna rip my hair out when I put on family dinners. This kids tastes don’t go beyond chicken fingers and french fries. My mother finally got him to eat salad but only if it is covered in croutons. Sadly, he also thinks McDonalds is good food.
I saw on TV about a study they did, and if you can get a kid to try somethiing 10 times they will probabbly like it after that. They were trying to get kids to eat healthy stuff like vegies. The moral was, don’t give up on giving kids at least a chance to keed trying things. It works on adults also, like my story posted here somewhrer about my 11th try of chicken livers.
Now, how to get a kid to try something it does not like 10 times???
What a cutie! How time flies eh? Can’t believe mine’s 8 already!
My parents had me try EVERYTHING!As a child of the 50s, I absolutely loved smoked oysters, ,any kind of cheese spread, liver pate, etc…..
A number of years ago a waitress gave my two year Grandson a slice of lemon, to my amazement he did the same thing. About five minutes later he erupted, covered his mother and me, my wife and SIL thought it was very funny, we did not.
My kids grew up with enjoying my breaded calamari steaks. For a few years I avoided them asking "what’s a calamari. By the time they ask and I answered, it was too late—-they liked it too much to care that it was squid!
Ava, our 5 yr old, loves her veggies. Brocolli is her favorite. She also loves Buffalo wings. Whenever I order or cook some she has to have about 5 for herself. When I’m eating something spicy she’ll always try it. If I tell her it’s too hot she usually listens now, but not always.
Kid also loves collard greens and spicy vinegar that I make by adding habaneros to the vinegar.
Awwww, Baby Bad is so cute. Makes me want to have 4 more.
Then I come to my senses…..
Tony Bad – What an adorable picture. Yes, they do grow up fast.
My 6 y.o. grandson is the adventurous eater. When he was a baby, he always wanted the lemon from our ice waters. He would eat all the flesh, and suck on the rind. [:p]
About a year or so ago, I had to buy sushi for him. He insisted he had to try it. He has always been an Asian food fan.
We never have trouble getting him to try anything.
Not true for my picky granddaughter, though!
Well, I grew up in Asia and spicy/ethnic was nothing for me… I lived on kimchee, sweet/sour fish and periwinkles.. Ian was always told, try something once, if you like it great.. if not… you never have to eat it again. He was 4months the first time I gave him miso soup..at 3 he ate sushi..octopus and when we go to sushi bars now, they give him little things they create out of weird fish for him.. he’s the one who orders when we go out. He eats just about anything.. except meat now.. he’s been a veggie head since Nov.[:p]
When my boys were both still in diapers, their father had a friend over for ‘scary movie night’ while I went out with my friend.
The boys were being pests about Dad not letting them have the hot salsa on their chips like he was having. So, he let them have it to show them they wouldn’t like it. Yeah, right–They loved it! Too much. When he wasn’t looking, they finished off all of it. He didn’t tell me this until the next morning when I was changing their severely blistered little bottoms. "What did you feed my children?!?!?!?!?"
We laugh about it now, and, amazingly, they both still like spicy stuff…
My Dad did something like that when I was a toddler. One of those stores that had a pickle barrel. He figured it would teach me to stop asking for things. For the next five years I couldn’t walk by one of those barrels without asking for a pickle.
My daughter did the same thing!
Seems like this picture was just taken yestreday, but it was already 6 years ago!
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