“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, March 16, 2012

How to 'Convert' a Picky-Eater

My  5 year old grandson has a limited taste palette and he often won't eat the meals I prepare.  So .. I have been telling him about nutrition one bite at a time.  We have chats about my garden and the farm where we get some of our food.  He is now my kitchen helper washing and peeling carrots, chopping lettuce, and adding ingredients to the cooking pots.  Observing, soaking in, and hands on assistance is converting him to a boy that now enjoys carrots, milk, and even butter.  This morning I had him help churn butter in a crock.  Prior to today, he would always tell me, 'I don't like butter' .. not even hidden under jelly on toast.  After his try at making butter, I made him toast .. and he insisted Grandma not cover up 'his' butter with jelly.  We have little chats about where his food comes from each time he comes over.  That boy will one day be a discerning eater ... by golly!

8 comments:

Dani said...

Clever, Mrs Mac, clever :)

Pat said...

I remember our class churning butter in elementary school. Is that why I love it so much today?
Good job grandma, making memories and educating at the same time.

Trish said...

I churned butter with my Grandma. Of course we milked the cow beforehand...sure do miss those days!

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,
Handsome grandson. Were you a teacher? Grandma's can always persuade little ones to do just about anything :-) I love it!!!

Wendy said...

Sounds like you're making some good progress with him! Not like the taste of butter? I wish I had that problem. I'll eat anything with a good slather of the stuff!

Laurie said...

That's a wonderful story, and very smart too. Good job!

Jada's Gigi said...

Way to go! you sneaky Grandma, you! :)

a little of me said...

nice post thanks for sharing...blessings