Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Green Beans - YUCK!

Colt has always been a great eater, maybe that explains the fact that he is already 30 inches and 20 lbs and he is only 7 months old. He is also not an any way a picky eater, he will eat anything I put into his mouth. The thing is that I HATE feeding him any baby food that is green in color, mainly the green beans and peas. They smell gross, taste terrible (and yes I have really tasted them) and look disgusting. Today for the first time I really watched his reaction as I gave him his lunch, I put the green beans in his mouth and he twisted up his little lips in disgust and wrinkled his nose. Now I have given him green beans before and I am sure he probably made the same face but me wanting to be a good mother (and being a first time mom) I wanted to make sure he gets all his vegetables so he will grow up big and strong and learn not to be too picky. The great thing about Colt is he will just eat anything without spitting them back at me or complaining. However, after seeing his poor face and then watch him swallow the beans down practically gagging the entire time I have changed the way I feel about feeding him healthy food from now on. If I will not even think about eating it, then I am not going to make him suffer through it. I mean I am sure there are a lot of kids out there who's mom's never feed them these disgusting foods and I bet they are doing just fine. So, why Colt will eat whatever I give him and I love him for that I have decided that I am no longer going to make him eat these disgusting veggies that to me do not even taste like green beans. Besides he loves every other vegetable I feed him so I think I will just stick to those. If he is picky later in life he can always blame his mom for not making him eat all his veggies!!


The Chases said...

Don't green beans put hair on your chest? I was told when I was growing up that it makes your hair turn red. I don't blame you for being grossed out. Poor babies...the veggies and meat baby food is so gross in my opinion=)

All of us said...

ha ha ha ha.....madilyn did the same thing last night with green beans. I about died laughing at her face. I asked to take two more bites then we'd switch to some fruit. She did just that. We compromised. Isn't this great...you gotta love being a mamma