Monday, January 4, 2010
Getting Juan Or to Eat Meat
Just recently, Mommy 'accidentally' found a way to get Juan Or to eat meat - call it serendipity! All the while before Mommy discovered this new way, whenever Mommy eats her meals, Mommy will share some with Juan Or. So, fearing Juan Or may choke on eating chunks of meat, Mommy would chew the meat first before giving it to Juan Or. Actually, for vegetables, Mommy would do the same too and Juan Or ate them eagerly for sweet potato leaves and water convulus (kangkong), but when it comes to meat, he would spit it out even though Mommy tried hiding it in the rice! After thinking over and pondering about how to get Juan Or to eat meat, suddenly Mommy remembered what the babysitter told Mommy. She observed that Juan Or loves eating noodles, vermicelli (bee hoon) and even flat noodles (pan mee). So why not Mommy shred the meat according to the grain so that the meat shreds resemble noodles? And that's exactly what Mommy did and sure enough, Mommy managed to 'trick' Juan Or into eating meat! Woo-hoo! Hopefully Juan Or puts on more weight now that he's eating more meat!
What about other mummies out there? How do you get your child to eat something he/she doesn't like to eat? Mommy would love to hear from you!