Alright folks. We’re going to play a round of catch up with a baby food blitz. Are you ready? I still have to tell you about baby’s first foods, and our introduction to fruits and second and third stage foods because the little guy is already
starting on finger foods and my to-do list of things to tell you is practically drowning me.
After our gleeful spinach introduction followed by pea introduction I decided green beans would be next. Green beans were perhaps the one green vegetable I knew would be hastily eaten without a single complaint, but the thought of mushy green beans sounded, in a word, bleh. I’m finding baby is not at all a texture eater (like his mama). Or at least, he is not yet. He puts just about everything in his mouth (shoe soles watch out, you’re the current favorite) and though green beans cooked until slush sounds unappetizing to me, he, I’m sure would have no problem with it.
But here’s the thing. I have a problem (in the words of my husband) to make sure that he likes, loves and enjoys every single food I offer up to his tummy god. It’s not a ego thing, where I need him to like my food. Just a thing of, I don’t want him to be a picky eater. I don’t want him to be like me (and some of my friends) who only eat three vegetables: potatoes, pasta and cheese. I don’t want to have “eat your vegetables or else” ultimatums. My childhood had enough for the next three generation’s lifetimes.