Claire gets to try all kinds of new foods when we go to a really cool salad bar/buffet place close to our house. It’s actually the perfect place to try new things, because they have such a big variety of items, and you’re not stuck with a huge container of whatever it is if it doesn’t suit someone’s fancy.
One night, we stumbled upon her love of raisins. She ate them by the fistfuls; she just could not get enough! So, on our next grocery run, I bought a box of raisins for her. I put some on her tray that day for lunch, and she would have nothing to do with them. I ended up putting them back in the container, wondering about the quirkiness of my child’s eating habits.
That night, Daddy got home and saw that I’d bought raisins. He loves raisins, so he grabbed a handful and gave some to Claire. She gobbled them right up! Okay…maybe she does like raisins, after all. The next day, I put some on her tray, and she just pushed them around and refused to eat them. Hmmm. Sure enough, that night, Daddy comes home, gives her raisins, and she acted like she couldn’t get enough. These are the best food ever! Thanks, Daddy!
This same pattern went on for weeks. It didn’t matter what meal it was, if I was involved in the doling out of the raisins, she didn’t want anything to do with it. As soon as I’d leave the room, (or even turn and look away!) she’d thank Daddy and eat them by the handfuls.
Last night, I had to go finish up some things in my office, so Daddy and Claire were hanging out in the kitchen. On my way down the hall, I could hear him talking to Claire. “Here, Claire. Do you want some raisins? Momma said you only like the raisins if I give them to you. That’s okay. It’ll be our little secret. Momma doesn’t really like raisins anyway…but you and I know that raisins are yummy!”
It’s true. I’ve always thought they looked like bugs.