Green Tea has a pretty monotonous diet which does not include the “normal” fare that you or I may eat on a daily basis. For the past 2 ½ years he has been so great about eating the foods on his (limited) list and taking his daily cocktail of supplements and homeopathic remedies. He is the only kid (or person for that matter) that will swallow a pill with no water. Pretty amazing! Lately I’ve been trying to mix things up a bit and also have been trying to feed him and his sisters similar items. He is always more excited about his food if other people around him are excited about their food too.
Today it was pancakes. I made him the same, tired recipe of Buckwheat Pancakes. Green Tea was not showing any signs of excitement as I mixed the up the gray batter of Buckwheat flour, water, pinch of salt and a bit of oil. I decided to pop some pancakes (the frozen, already cooked kind) in the toaster for his sisters, in hopes that he might join them while they ate their pancakes. The girls love syrup (well who doesn’t) so I warmed up a bit in an espresso cup. I normally don’t give Green Tea syrup with his pancakes because his are more savory, but today I said, why not. I gave him a little taste of the syrup from my finger and he looked at my like “damn lady, you’ve been holdin’ out me!” All three kids lined up at the table and were ready for the pancake feast. Green Tea ate his entire plate of pancakes, doused in syrup of course, in 2 seconds flat. Unheard of! He usually procrastinates and won’t even think about eating them until he is absolutely starving.
1 meal down, and 2 more to go. . . .