#AtoZChallenge: E is for Eating

Everyone knows that toddlers can be picky eaters, but I think mine takes the cake. She’ll eat exactly two vegetables (corn and cucumbers), one meat (fish sticks), pizza, and some other not-so-healthy things. Quesadillas are a staple food in our home. I’m super picky, but she makes me look like I have a diverse palate. I’ve been assured that she’s perfectly healthy and that she’ll eat other things within time, so there’s that at least.

But this post isn’t going to be about my food concerns as a parent so much as it is about Baby Girl’s lack of consistency regarding things that go into her mouth.

To set the stage for the doodle, you should know that green beans are met with a look of disgust. I’ll try to coax her into eating one, but eventually have to settle with her just licking one so she gets a taste and hopefully gets used to it enough to eat later. Carrots? “Yuck, I not like it!” Grilled chicken makes her cover her ears (because this is how to keep food from going into your mouth, apparently) and say, “No, Mommy, no!” as if I’m trying to poison her.

So, that’s how she reacts to normal food. You’d think that she’d apply this…high standard (or whatever you’d call it) to other things she’s willing to taste, but no. She’ll let the dog lick her sucker and then pop it back in her mouth; she tasted dog food once willingly (no siblings tricks on this one) and wasn’t fazed; and, in a significantly more disgusting move, this taste-testing happened:

Diaper changing time is going smoothly, and then…

It is what you think it is; here’s a close-up:

I heard the retching sounds Sam made and asked what was going on.

“A piece of poop fell out of her diaper and she picked it up and licked it!”

Was Baby Girl retching? No. Was she at all grossed out? No. She did look rather pleased with herself for the reaction she got from her dad, though.

Green beans – 0
Poop – 1

(After posting this, I realized this isn’t so much a Things Kids Say post as a Things Kids Did. Oh well. At least I got it in before midnight!)

What gross thing has your kid tasted?

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

44 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: E is for Eating”

  1. LOL EWWW. I don’t know what gross things my kids may have eaten and I’d rather not go there. My husband did stick his nose in our eldest daughter’s first poop but from then on he wore a mask every time he changed their diapers!
    Janet

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    1. Oh gross! When the toddler was a baby, she somehow got her hand in it while I was changing her and then stuck her hand in my mouth. It wasn’t one of those moments we’ll be remembering fondly to say the least.

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  2. Uh, Moo ate dog AND cat food. Sassy did too, but only once. I swooped her up and said No, not for babies! Moo went back over and over and over, and then I had to move it.
    Sassy ate all the orange foods — squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, so much she got a bit of an orange hue from all the beta carotene. Kid still loves carrots…
    My kids are mad picky for havin foodie parents. Sissy’s the worstest one. She basically likes pig, corn, and sweets. But in comparison to the kids who visit my house, my other kids eat well 😀 No poop that I know of 🙂

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  3. You know it is hard for me to decide. My younger two are only a year and 2 weeks apart. They shared a room when little and decided to decorate the walls with diapers… I’m really not sure which is worse. I’d rather neither happened, Ill go with that.

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  4. I’m so glad I’m not the only one with a picky eater. Currently her diet consists of chicken nuggets, fries, cheese, all the fruits, and veggies in a pouch mixed with fruit. She used to eat everything! Knock on wood other than eating stuff off the floor she hasn’t really eaten anything gross.

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    1. I forgot to include fruits in my list — mine will eat most fruits, too, thankfully. Hopefully they’ll grow out of it! Mine used to eat spaghetti, mac-n-cheese, and mashed potatoes, but refuses those now. Ugh.

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