O-gurrr!

14 Feb

(bonus points to anyone who can guess what that word is in Carson-speak…no reading ahead!!)

So, I should be feeding my kid good, balanced meals, right?  Let’s review the weekend.

Saturday

Breakfast: Appetizer of shared Nutri-grain bar and banana (appetizer because he grazes off mom-EE or da-DA)

Oatmeal (this is probably one of the best things he eats–and I make a good oatmeal.  Seriously–oats, whole milk, handful of raisins.  Microwave 2 minutes…add couple of spoonfuls of unsweetened applesauce and you have oatmeal that tastes better and is better for you that the pre-packaged flavored kind)

Morning snack spurred on by “EEE” which clearly means “Eat”.  Well, clearly when accompanied by the sign for “eat”:   “O-gurrr!!”  Anyone?  Anyone?  Duh, yogurt.  He is ADDICTED to yogurt.  Thank god, because otherwise who the heck knows what else he would eat.  He LOVES Chobani Champions yogurt, which is greek yogurt for kids.

Lunch: Peanut butter rye toast.  Unfortunately my cravings for rye toast don’t carry over to Carson and he crushes the toast into tiny pieces and throws them all on the floor.  Making the mistake of asking him what he wants, he says “o-gurr”.  Of course.  But really–I’m running out of ideas, so…sure…here’s some yogurt.  Since he doesn’t drink milk because it is the most horrible thing that has ever passed his lips (cow’s milk, almond milk AND rice milk), I guess he could use a little extra dairy!  For dessert?  The super nutritious S’mores flavored Goldfish.  I don’t know why I ever bought these for my kid, but I better not think of stopping any time soon.

Afternoon snack: “ohhh”  Cheerios in the snack catcher.  Which means 50% end up on the floor.  And then you step on them.  And crush them into a million tiny pieces.

Dinner: Leftover cheesy pasta (pasta, butter, parmesan shake cheese…you know, super nutritious) from Friday night.  The reason it is left over is because he didn’t eat it on Friday night.  I don’t know why I tried.  In the mouth….out of the mouth.  Ugh, how bout some yogurt?  “O-gurrr!”  mmmK, great.  Yogurt it is.  And how ’bout S’mores Goldfish while we are at it.

Sunday: Well, really…just see Saturday.

Some of you are probably like “feed your kid some vegetables”.  Why don’t you come over and try?  What I didn’t tell you about was the cucumbers we tried on Sunday that he spit out and then threw on the floor.  Because things he doesn’t eat cannot EVER stay on the tray.  That would be crazy.  Anyhow, take out “cucumber” and insert any vegetable and you will get the same response.

So, I just keep feeding my kid o-gurr.  Because otherwise he might starve to death.  Well, I guess he would always have S’mores Goldfish.

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6 Responses to “O-gurrr!”

  1. Alex February 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    They are sooooo picky at this age! Raf is very fickle.. one day he’ll eat and LOVE something and other days he’ll hate everything. Things that Raf likes:

    Breakfast: toast with nut butters and apple butter, grapes, apple, non-dairy yogurt, apple sauce, green shake (almond milk, spinach, banana, flaxseed and berries).
    Lunch/dinner: Daiya (vegan) cheese on whole grain toast with spinach snuck under the cheese, or hummus and spinach on a wrap, peas, hummus (on its own) or with pretzels dipped in
    Snacks: cranberries, raisins, pretzels, snapea crisps, crackers, etc (he has a cupboard and he goes and helps himself!)… Something new we discovered is that he loves Lara bars. He virtually lived on them when we were away on our trip. The green shakes have been great, though, as we can hide all sort of green good stuff in there. He used to love lots of veggies but not so much anymore… he still will eat peas and will eat spinach when it’s under something, and he actually does try and eat salad off my plate but he doesn’t like it. But sometimes he won’t touch almost anything and I end up giving him soy or coconut yogurt… If that happens I always add in some apple sauce to which I add a tablespoon of tahini. He doesn’t seem to notice.

    You’re doing great, mama. And he’s still getting a bit of mama’s milk, right? Raf still nurses about ten trillion times a day!

    • michgal18 February 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

      Wow–RAF eats GREAT!! I’m impressed! Yes, Carson is still on the boob–but we are down to (usually) two times a day. Bittersweet, but he is doing really really good with the transition so far! But as we work on completely weaning, his ridiculous eating isnt going to be so easy to pass off!! Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. Suzanne February 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    Evan will eat exactly ONE of any vegetable. ONE piece of red pepper. ONE tiny floret of broccoli. ONE cucumber stick. Any subsequent vegetable gets chewed on and them spit all over the floor. Try again and you get a SCREAMING ANGRY TODDLER. I feel terrible about his lack of veggies on a regular basis but he’s too young to bargain with and there’s no way to force him. So I feel ya Mama.

    • michgal18 February 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

      Carson ate ONE 1 inch piece of asparagus and i was all excited because I found a veg he liked. Yeah, no. Next one? In the mouth… Out of the mouth. At least he tried, right??

  3. ellejay419 February 15, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Cheerios on the floor, even when smashed into a million pieces is why I love having a dog 😉

    • michgal18 February 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

      yeah, a cat isn’t so good for that!!

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