2 year olds are certainly not silly, no siree bob!
It cracks me up when Ari calls me out on something. Usually it is something that I think I am doing really well on the sly and he has no idea. It’s usually food related so my fuss pot gets a little variety.
I’m in awe of parents that can just give their kid a sandwich and it can have anything on it and the kid just eats it, because it’s a sandwich. Are these parents lying to me? How does their kid just eat it and mine carries on like I have just told him it was time to clip his ear lobes with the scissors.
Ari loves fairy bread (duh!) and so I thought I could use fairy bread sandwiches as my gateway into vegemite or cheese or peanut butter or ANYTHING really! Wrong Karin, wrong again. Fairy bread sandwiches (in either squares, triangles or dinosaurs – see that’s the variety) get served up nearly every second day in this house.
I can actually list what Ari eats on one hand and maybe a couple of toes. Changes in flavours are wasted. Certain brands binned. So when it comes to introducing new things and flavours I go all stealth mode.
This is what I have been doing with his fruit muesli bars. He is a banana man. Used to enjoy the apple but then decided it wasn’t for him. I introduced the pear and pumpkin a while ago and he has been happily eating it. The “trick” was I always opened the different (orange) wrapper away from him and got rid of it before he saw what I was doing. My smarts astound me!
Yesterday for morning tea Ari asked me for a muesli bar. Sure! As it was morning a banana muesli bar was in order and he followed me into the pantry and saw as I grabbed the normal yellow wrapped banana bar.
“NO! Orange one!”
Hmm, I pull the box out of the back of the cupboard and grab him a hidden orange wrapped pear and pumpkin. He eats it. Ops normal. No complaints.
I wonder how long he has known there are two different types of muesli bars. I wonder what he thought I was doing every time a cramped myself in a corner to open any orange wraps inconspicuously! Or now obviously not so inconspicuously.
“You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.” – Sherlock Holmes
What marvellous things have your kids called you out on?