Dear mommy, this is an open letter I am writing to you. I want to be honest with you because I do like you. 🙂
Let me introduce you to 15 reasons why I don’t always eat your baby food. I managed to put together this list while you were sleeping in the morning. I don’t have an idea why you sleep in so much, I am all fresh in the morning. 🙂
Maybe you will understand me. Either now or one day you will realize that learning how to eat, to taste new stuff is not as easy as you think.
I really thought it through. Let’s check it.
1. You are late with your food
This one is simple. I keep repeating this. You can’t be late. Once you are too late with the food all I want is… guess what… the milk you are trying to hide in front of me. Am I right? I always see it in the corner of my right eye that the bottle is there. 😉
2. I am not hungry yet, sorry!
You are sometimes trying to feed a snake that just ate. So please give it some time. But, look up at the point 1. Don’t be late! 😀
3. The food consistency sucks
I used to like the silky smooth purées. Not anymore. I want some pieces in it. I want to see the actual food. Have you ever heard of that BLW method? It is an abbreviation for “baby led whining”… It looks like fun. I could pick the pieces of food I want by myself. No worries, I am not going to choke on it. Just overcook it and I will be fine with my 2 teeth…
Wait, there are 3 coming out… 😀 Sorry, daddy! You’ll survive.
Haha. I just noticed. It is “weaning” not “whining”. My bad!
4. I don’t want to experiment today
I understand you want to try new stuff today… But I just don’t feel like experimenting today. I want the stuff you gave me yesterday. That is: potatoes and carrot and some turkey meat.
5. I can eat on my own, I am a grown up.
Well, you know what. Almost 75% of people I meet tell me that I am a big girl, like a grownup, you know. So why don’t you give me that fork and I will deal with it on my own. And that knife please too. Are you trying to hide it too? No hiding, I see things. 😉
6. It just tastes and looks like ?
Well, don’t feed me spinach, okay? It is green. And that purées, yuck . Just forget it! No mooore please!
7. I am thirsty, give me the milk or water first
I am not a robot. Sometimes I want to have a sip of water before I start eating. Don’t you have the same thing sometimes? Or you are like a robot that first eat whole food and then drink?
8. Sorry, mom, did YOU cook today?
I must say, I like your chicken broth and also the beef stew is pretty good. But today you completely missed it! 🙂 You looked all excited to give me the risotto but it was just all mushy, no taste. Sorry, mommy!
9. I prefer today the little jars with the pictures on
The little jars usually suck because of the consistency. The one yesterday though with the tiny spaghetti-like pieces were delicious. Please please, give me that 🙂
10. It’s my teeth growing
You keep forgetting. I have 2 teeth and the other three are coming out. So there is a way to go. Growing teeth takes time so keep it in mind. You must count on that these days when I just refuse everything, even a cold yogurt, it is okay. Give me just milk and don’t feel bad about it. Have you ever had a toothache? I bet you did. Soooo, you see?
11. I want to eat what you have on a plate
I often realize you have different food than me. I want what you have. Except olives, onions and cucumbers. I accidentally tasted them and it is yucky.
12. I want to eat with you guys
I don’t want to eat by myself, can you prepare the dinner so we eat together? I like to copy what you and my daddy do. It is fun game for me.
13. Something is achy
My tommy can hurt, maybe from your lunch experiments or I ate fresh bread and it gives me bubbles… Haha, you know. You always laugh when I… eh… fart. 😀 There is always a reason why I refuse food. I don’t do it on purpose to upset you. Please don’t be mad at me if I skip dinner or some meal.
14. I don’t need food, I am going to be on baby formula for the rest of my life.
Sometimes I think the milk is the best thing ever. It’s a drug. When you put me in a stroller and give me a full bottle of 150ml I am in heaven. Can’t beat it.
15. I need more time
You hurry sometimes. I don’t have enough time to eat and then it looks like I don’t want eat but to believe it or not I just need more time before each bite. So please let me swallow. And okay… sometimes I want to play with the food. ? 🙂 Haha, sorry, I know you hate it when I throw food onto the floor. But it is my type of game I need to play with you to see the consequences 😉
Well, that’s about it.
There are possibly some more, but those are the most crucial.
I hope this is eye-opening. I know it can be quite stressful for you making me eat but there are things we babies can manage on our own. And believe me if we get hungry we’ll let you guys know. 😉 We start screaming. A lot!
And one more thing… please don’t take it personally. It has nothing to do with you. :*
Your 1 year and 1 month old daughter, Eliška.