Friday, November 7, 2008
It's like the County Fair at our house!
Yup -- that's Hayden woofing down a "pancake-wrapped sausage on a stick". Please notice that I tried to balance this meal with fresh fruit, real pumpkin bread, and milk.
Honestly, I have a reason for giving this breakfast equivalent to a deep-fried Twinkie to my children!
We have been told by our Feeding Team specialists that we need to work on taking bites with the boys. Right now they just cram everything in their mouth. If it is not cut up into bite-size pieces, it all goes in at once. Strip of toast, PB&J triangle, string cheese -- they shove it all in a one time. As you can imagine, this creates chipmunk cheeks and sometime causes choking -- good times, good times.
So, I'm on the lookout for things to practice taking bites from and are impossible to shove completely in your mouth. (We've been doing bananas, but the boys are getting bored with that fruit at every meal.) Low and behold, we were at Sam's the other day and miracles upon miracles, they were sampling a new Jimmy Dean item -- pancake sausage on a stick! Hmmm, you can bite it ... it is too big to put in your mouth at one time ... and it is on a stick -- PERFECT!
So far, so good! Noel and Hayden did a great job taking bites from their breakfast meal abomination (our vegan Tanner doesn't eat meat -- don't ask).
I think Feeding Team will be proud!