Friday, May 06, 2005

New Food

Here's how Eli 3.9 tries new food.

Gloria cut up a mango for lunch. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits, and I eat them all the time. Eli's never tried one, but it's one of the foods I think he would really like--if only I could get him to try it.

"Hey, Eli," I said. "Do you want to try a mango?"
"No," Eli said.
"How about if you eat one piece of mango for two chips?"
"TWO CHIPS?" He's already running toward the table. I hand him the tiny piece of mango and he puts it in his mouth. "WOW! THIS IS GREAT! TASTY!"
"I'm glad you like it," I said. "Would you like to have another piece?"

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