I sometimes wonder how two girls raised in the same house with the same parents and same rules can be so vastly different. Lucy will happily try pretty much any food, while Halley would gladly starve if given the opportunity. I found a great idea from Sycamore Stirrings called Muffin Tin Mondays. My goal was to get Halley to push her idea of "edible food" while it was served to her in her own fun tin in very small portions.
I decided to try it out a breakfast today and the new food was kiwi. Shockingly, kiwi has the ability to put her over the edge. Imagine if I tried something really adventurous. She would be in counseling for weeks. The other foods were: gummy vitamins, dried cranberries, strawberry yogurt, honeydew, pretzel goldfish, pineapple, bowtie noodles, chicken chunks, a mini carrot cake muffin, cheese and strawberries.
Lulu dug right in, actually trying the kiwi first and asking for more. Halley went into a full blown panic that the kiwi was even on her tray. "Mom!!!!! I don't like pickles!!!!!!" was all I could hear. In her opinion kiwis are the same as pickles. No amount of convincing could change her mind. I had her try a tiny piece and you would of thought I fed her poison. Well... it's a start.
I am not giving up. She ate what she ate, when the evil kiwis were removed peace was restored and they both asked for more meals in the "cupcake cookers". If anyone has tips for the dramatic eaters please send them my way. We were at a wedding this weekend and during the best man's toast she tried a sip of Martinellis. Instantly she screamed bloody murder and spit it all over Jason and the people next to us. Who doesn't like Martinellis? Let's just say the videographer is going to have to do some creative editing on that part of the evening.