Monday, March 13, 2006
You Dim Sum, You Lose Some!
I don't know what's happening with my little 17-month-old daughter, the Peanut. A month ago, she was the easiest kid in the world to feed. Whenever it was mealtime, we'd just stick Peanut in the high chair and she'd just eat whatever we were eating. She wasn't picky about her food and we were amazed at the sheer diversity of food that she enjoyed without a single complaint!
Now? She won't eat anything! She's weaned herself off milk, hates baby food, and abhors almost everything we put in front of her?
The one exception? Dim sum. The kid eats ANY kind of dumpling you put in front of her---shumai, gyoza, mandoo! You name it, she eats it!
It's funny. On the one hand, I'm glad she enjoys eating Asian food. On the other hand? If things keep up, I'm going to have to open my own Chinese restaurant. Maybe I'll name it "Golden Peanut." Catchy, isn't it?
But I really am starting to feel like a short-order cook at a Chinese restaurant (which probably isn't even that good of a description of how I'm feeling because all the short-order cooks at Chinese restaurants these days seem to be Mexican. But you get the point, right?)
Anyone else have a picky eater on their hands? How do you deal with it?