Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Green Veggies


It is ONE tiny piece of broccoli. He gags on green veggies every time. I know I am a mean mommy because he is GOING to sit there until he has consumed the one veggie I put on his plate. This has been the routine lately. He won't finish and I make him. I am either ready to force feed or put him to bed hungry. This isn't a heart baby thing, thanks to my two little sisters I know that this is a two year old thing. I think one of my baby sis's only ate Ramon Noodles for three meals straight for three months. They didn't eat many veggies then and now they are pretty darn good eaters. My baby sis even wants to be a Chef when she is old enough. In the mean time, we will continue to introduce veggies and he will continue to eat what we are having for dinner. Who wouldn't like sweet meat balls over rice? Tomorrow we are having kabobs with eggplant and zucchini. It will be interesting to see how that goes over. I am not too too worried because he isn't going to find and fun foods around this joint. It's all diet food. Bleh. He will just have to go over and give eyes to our next door neighbor; Debbie Girl for some Cheetos or a cookie. Come on... So the other day I made roast beef dinner, complete with mashed potatoes and gravy. We had a ton of mashed potatoes left over, I didn't want to waste them and because cinnamon rolls made with mashed taters are a tiny bit better for you than donuts made with mashed taters I opted for those. I think it about evened out in the end with the super yummy cream cheese frosting. ANYWAY. I made the cinnamon rolls the next day and wanted to share them so that I wouldn't devour all of them myself. So we decided to run some next door. I had one more batch in the oven and Gator was up to the table (again) needing to finish his supper. He really wanted to come and help deliver them. So I told him that if he finished his dinner then he could come, if not he had to stay home and finish. He wasn't even close when the timer went off. So I strapped him a little tighter into his booster and off Ry and I went to drop off a couple plates of warm rolls. He screamed bloody-guts-murder.... Poor little boy. I could hear him standing on the porch next door. Granted it isn't far away but... SHEESH....

This is another one of those this too shall pass things, isn't it?


Lyndee said...

ha! that is funny! good luck o you! :)

Angie said...

I am so with you on this! BOTH, yes BOTH of my boys do this same thing! Jake will not touch chicken with a 10 foot pole, that is unless it is chicken nuggets. He will gag, and insist that he has to spit it out in the garbage can. Joe is following suit! So frustrating! I tell them they have to have one bite of everything...sometimes it works... sometimes it dont!

J.B. said...

So, you're saying that this is a more difficult parenting issue? Good luck. For what it's worth, it sounds to me like I would love eating at your house. I miss broccoli.

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Clare said...

OMG he is so cute!! Love the little cough "aaak broccoli aack!!"