Okay, I've just gotta know...
What is so scary about the above picture? Because I can't for the life of me figure out why my 4-1/2 year old will not even try pasta. A piece of spaghetti, rotini, fettuccini, macaroni, nor a variety of other noodles, has ever (and I mean never, EVER) crossed Big T's lips or even graced a fork he was holding. He downright refuses to try the stuff. I was told all kids loved pasta. I feel so deceived.
So basically I don't need to tell you that when I hear moms say "My child is so picky and will only eat pasta", I want to
What makes kids (or my kids) so willing to try something that comes out of a crinkly bag, but won't try something put before them on a plate at the dinner table? Is it the plate, the table, the person serving it to them who is trying (but failing) to act ever so nonchalantly like "It doesn't bother me if you won't eat this; your problem, not mine." The books tell us to act this way, to basically act like you don't care when inside you're wringing your hands, begging, pleading with the 'lil dictator to "Just take a little bite. I know you'll like it!" And of course once you've said those words out loud, you've really lost the battle. You've played right into their controlling, little hands.
When Big T was younger I always thought maybe he'd try banana bread if I put some in a chip bag. But of course I know he'd never fall for that. And I guess I'm kind of happy he wouldn't...he's definitely not stupid. Nothing gets by this food critic.