21 October 2008

Breakfast

Maddie's breakfast request today? "Pasta with broccoli, please."

We didn't have time, so she got cereal instead.

22 comments:

Pam said...

HA HA.
Can I borrow your children? Pretty Please. My child does not eat-he has to be the pickiest child on the face of the earth. Somehow he sustains himself on air.
I am so jealous of your good eaters. Sigh.
Pam

Anonymous said...

Mine asked for pancakes for dinner the other night, right when were were all about to sit down. My husband and I just laughed.

Giovanna Diaries said...

We get requests like that all the time. And the boys love Pasta w/Broccoli too. We should have you guys over next time we do it.

Snickollet said...

Gio--

Sounds good to me :).

-snick

Klynn said...

Ugh. Boog won't eat pasta unless it's in hamburger helper. He won't even eat mac-n-cheese (how bizarre is that?!) And the only green things I can get him to eat voluntarily are green beans and baby peas. If it were up to him, I think he'd want to survive on pop-tarts, chicken nuggets, whole kernel corn and pizza. *sigh* You sure got lucky in the baby/toddler department (even if it doesn't always feel like it).

Magpie said...

Bestill my heart! I wish my child would eat broccoli.

Watercolor said...

ha!

Single Parent Dad said...

Fantastic.

Much better than the kid who got told no chocolate as she wouldn't eat her McDonalds!

It's the subject of my latest blog.

El said...

My 6yo much prefers pasta dishes of one kind or another first thing in the morning.

Susan said...

Hahaha...that is funny. They do sound so sweet. I enjoyed your previous posts on what foods you have introduced your kids too and I was astonished then. But I think it helps that you have introduced them so young. I bet they have tried more things than my teenagers!! Nonetheless, it starts your day with a smile.

Mama Nabi said...

OMG - if LN asked for that, I'd be so gloriously giddy with joy. So jealous. Really.

Cheryl Lage said...

Love it! Although I have to admit, we have breakfast-y dinners far more often than dinner-y breakfasts!

Juicebox Mom said...

Don't you just love it! Watching my kid (teen) eat healthy makes me feel good...she's enjoying brocolli and cauliflower as I type right now :-) I know her peers are having fruit roll-ups, cheetos, and soda for dinner now. I attribute it to starting young...like M&R. Keep up the good work!

Mandy said...

Love the manners! ;)

katia / crazy for trying said...

my toddler regularly has pancakes for dinner. my thought: as long as she's eating she can have whatever she wants. :)

Yummy Mummy said...

She's got some good taste. i called everyone I knew last night when my 14 month old ate a whole fish stick and some peas. it was a giant step up from the usual string cheese and yogurt that has become the usual. Can we please borrow your little one to teach my boy some tricks????

xoxo
ym

Lyndsay said...

My daughter (3) has been asking for breakfast at dinner time every night this week.
So I'm looking forward to Friday - we're going to put on our PJs as soon as we get home and have breakfast for dinner. Delish!

Lara said...

My oldest son used to ask for "More trees" when he was your children's ages. He has always loved broccoli... I think half of it was that he thought it looked like trees and it was cool to eat trees.Of course, I don't think my second son has never willingly eaten a vegetable in his life.

So your having two like this? Practically miraculous!

Kristin said...

Ha ha! My son looked at me a few weeks ago and said, "Livvywust sanwich?" I said, "You want a liverwurst sandwich for breakfast?" He lit up like a Christmas tree. "OK," says I.

Whatever works. =)

OTRgirl said...

See, she IS Korean! Eat the same foods all day. (I had a rough time the first time his Mom put a fish in front of me at breakfast. I'm all about adventure eating, but not first thing in the morning.)

Hey, I enjoyed reading your articulation of your morality around sex. I haven't had free time to think of any articulate response, but wanted to let you know I heard you.

Kerrie said...

Clever girl Maddie...she's just listening to her body and letting you know what she needs.

I was the cook in a long daycare centre for nine years, we had a very adventurous menu, all vegetarian but occasionally served fish. Children love food with flavour, strong tastes and different textures. I used to cook for 60 children each lunchtime (and 15 staff) and is did my heart so good to see how well they ate...some would have 3-4 serves of lunch.

My daughter grew up eating only food I cooked...like you I introduced her to varied tastes at an early age. She's now 14 and is an amazing eater...she's starting to become an excellent cook too. Last week in her Foods class at school they were baking bread...it wasn't quite enough for her to bake ordinary bread...she had to make it pesto, parmesan & black olive bread...!!!

Keep doing what you are doing, it's working well.

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

Vivi asked for ice cream for breakfast the other morning. When I explained that ice cream is a special treat after lunch or dinner, she replied, "Ok. I'll have lunch then ice cream."