Me: Do you want to try some kiwi?
Me: It tastes just like.......scanning brain to figure out what it tastes like that he likes....raisins? What the heck, kiwis taste nothing like raisins! But in my defense, he had a huge cup of raisins yesterday so here was hoping...
Me: Just try some... please? You'll like it.
Jordo: No Looks at the kiwi suspiciously
Me: You can spit it out if you don't like it?
Jordo: No Looks disgusted now
Me: I'll let you have my phone if you try some.
Jordo: Ponders a bit... Okay.
I give him a bite of the kiwi. He looks suspicious even as he's opening his mouth to take a bite. There's no doubt in my mind that he knows it's good now. The kiwi was delicious!
Me: Wasn't that good?
Me: Do you want more?
Me: *sigh... fine, I'll just eat it myself then! Without even thinking, I put another spoonfull in front of his mouth. Just in case... He gobbles it up. I go to take another spoonful for myself and he says...
Jordo: Can I have more mom?
Me: Yes! Yes you can!!!
I JUST KNEW IT! I KNEW HE'D LOVE KIWI! I know it's bad to bribe my son to try something.. but hey, this is the same boy who wouldn't try a cookie until I made some crumbles fall into his mouth. He just has to trust me!
Also...I know it's a bad habit to let him watch TV while eating.. but tonight he had 3/4 of a cream cheese with chicken taquito and half a roll before the TV came out. Then, he ate two kiwis, an entire bowl of Mac n Cheese and the other half of his roll. Methinks the television is the way to go sometimes. I can't believe how much he eats when he has something to watch. Amazing.