Thursday, July 26, 2007

Food Delivery Systems

We've been surprised to learn since coming home that Sidamo is a terribly finicky eater. What delights him one meal repulses him the next, so it's a constant juggle to find things to fill his belly. A new complicating factor is that he is becoming just as fickle about how the food enters his mouth as he is about what it is that's getting in there. We've thrown decorum to the wind and let him do pretty much what he wants (within reason) if the end result is food consumption.

Apple sauce? Yuck! Apple sauce eaten off the lid of a jar?


Taking my sister's suggestion, we tried to get him to eat tofu by giving him something to dip it in. The only thing I could find was barbecue sauce. It worked for the first couple of bites, but it then devolved into a barbecue-slurping mess (tofu being cast aside as nothing more than a hindering delivery mechanism).


Yes, that's barbecue sauce on his forehead, but could he be happier?

Apparently we're not the only ones exhausted by all this.


Heather & Adam said...

Dierdre, he is SOOO cute and looks so happy! I know you guys must be having lots of fun. Good luck with the food!

cathy said...

Deirdre... Thinking of you today. Don't know if you went back to the doctor or not. You're an awesome mom to be so on the ball. Hang in there!

Heather & Adam said...

Hope everything is okay! Can't wait to see more updates! :)