I do worry about Ethan.
I worry about his eating habits; how he only seems to live on rice and gravy and nothing else. Well, he takes hard-boiled eggs on occasion, but it really depends on his mood. No other form of protein, and if we’re lucky, just a few small pieces of meat and that’s it.
Lately, his daycare giver says that he has taken a liking to Mac-n-Cheese, and would eat a LOT at daycare, but when I prepare Mac-n-Cheese for him at home, he wouldn’t even taste it! Not even if it’s Mic-a-roni and Cheese, i.e Mac-n-Cheese made with Mickey and Friends pasta shapes.
I worry that he is not getting any fiber in his body. He does not like vegetables, although he basically knows the names of all the vegetables I put on the table. Sometimes he even makes a special request to ask me to buy carrots or broccoli when we go grocery shopping. But eating it is a no-no.
As for fruits, he will only take apples now. His love for bananas has also waned. I once tried whipping up a chocolate banana milkshake to entice him, but he only took a few sips of it.
We are trying to jazz up his Pediasure nowadays, using colorful straws and cups. Works some of the time…I also make a batch of Pediasure and chill it in the fridge for his evening consumption. Whatever goes in, I am thankful.
Despite all this though, our Ethan is still very much active all the time, full of energy and always making us laugh.
Things he won’t turn down? Ice cream and yogurt…is it any wonder why this yogurt freeze from the Ikea Deli managed to *entertain* his taste buds so well? 🙂