When we started this whole solid food thing, I envisioned something different than what’s actually happening. For some reason, I thought my boy would eat more than just applesauce (not including other foods hidden in applesauce). I remember turning up my nose at magazine columns that talked about how to get your children to eat the foods they don’t like — “My child won’t have food issues.” Lofty thoughts — I’m eating (ahem) my words.
I go back and forth between feeling like it’s okay for him to have applesauce for every meal (he’ll even eat peas if they’re mixed in with applesauce — go figure) and wondering if I’m aiding him in becoming a picky eater. I was a picky eater, and I know my mom was frustrated — and I know I will be, too. What happens when we get to Japan, and there is no applesauce? Will he simply refuse to eat? Will he cry, grimace, and gag at every meal? What if the only thing he ever ends up liking is fruit?
Let me know you’re out there, moms. I need to hear the picky-eater stories to calm my worries.