When A Toddler Picks Out Their Own Meal
Yesterday was one of those days when I just didn’t have it all together. We all have days like that right? By the time dinner rolled around I realized I had nothing planned for my family and hadn’t been to the grocery store in a week. I quickly examined the contents of the refrigerator and freezer. We had frozen turkey, tortillas, frozen peas, and a random assortment of fruits and veggies on their last leg. I had just enough seasoning to make taco mix… so turkey tacos it was! I cooked the taco meat, beans, and tortillas in 10 minutes and everyone else had to fend for themselves. When I asked M was she wanted on her taco she declared she didn’t want a taco. She wanted the taco meat and beans separate, the tortilla cold (not warmed) on the side, peas, kiwi, tomato, cheerios, and a banana. She put the plate together herself. This was a strange not to mention odd assortment of food, but I let her do her thing and to my surprise she chose a pretty balanced meal and ate just about everything. Given her odd choice of food combo’s (I mean who doesn’t like a side of cheerios with their taco meat?) I was proud of my little girl. I’m sure she will have her share of disastrous unbalanced food combos in the future, so I am going the enjoy these little “wins” when I can get them.