Friday, December 5, 2014

Another Chapter in the Food Saga

A few weeks ago,  I stood in my kitchen and stared in the refrigerator, realizing how badly I needed to go to the grocery store. Ellie will eat about 3 things for breakfast and I had none of those things. I had no fruit, no yogurt, no pancakes. It was time to get creative.

So, I popped an Eggo waffle into the toaster, and when it popped back out I covered it with peanut butter and gave it to Ellie. She stared at it, hesitantly, then said "Mommy, whass-sat?"

"It's a waffle with peanut butter on it."

"Blueberries, Mommy?"

"We don't have any, baby. I need to go to the store today."

"Yogurt, Mommy?"

"Sweet girl, I don't have any yogurt. Just try the waffle. I think you'll like it."

She actually took a bite.

And now, weeks later, I would like to share that a frozen waffle with peanut butter on it is the only acceptable breakfast for Ellie. Every morning she requests a waffle with peanut butter. Don't you dare try to put butter and syrup on it. Don't you dare try to serve her yogurt and fruit. Bananas are out of the question.

"What do you want for lunch, Ellie?"

"Waffle, mommy. Peena buttuh."

"What do you want for dinner, Ellie?"

"Peena buttuh. Waffle."

I mean, I gotta admit, it's pretty good.

However, if you would've told me that Ellie would be adding another food item to her incredibly limited repertoire, I would've hoped it would've been something like green beans or corn or carrots or deli meat or CHEESE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY.




The child confuses me to no end.

But at least peanut butter has protein, right?

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