I was letting JP experience foods at an early age so through the years he could decide and except responsibility for his food selections as he grew into an adolescent. I want this blog to be funny yet helpful for your journey on the Appetite Solutions food train. A train usually goes pretty fast so that's why I threw "food train" in there because experiencing different foods can be fast but fun if you slow down enough to take in the beautiful scenery outside your fast food train that is your life right now. I just love making up tid bits like that, see I did it again because tid bits can be refereed to in the food sense. :) Oh my goodness I'm getting of track...........OMG there I go again. :)
Introducing condiments along with a new food can be both a visual and tasteful sensory experience that takes that blah new food to a whole different level. I think I should stop here and let you know that I don't judge anyone when it comes to how to present a new food to your picky eater. It's all about the experience, you will hear me say that a few times here and there. I get asked sometimes, "what's the first step in introducing a new food to my child"? The first step is the experience between your child, yourself and the new food, so don't waste this "beautiful scenery" on unnecessary thoughts of what am I doing wrong. Instead of worrying so much about doing something wrong just know straight out of the gate your going to do it wrong until you get it right.
At this time I'm hoping you are enjoying this experience. Sometimes it helps to make light of something so heavy. I've learned to do that along the way and let me tell you it helps so much with my decisions when it comes to JP's food choices and how and what that looks like.
A word from my son is going to be a ending to my blogs or a snap shot on my facebook page.
A word from my son:
"Pretty salt, you look like snow falling from the shaker on to my food. When my food sits in front of me all blah, and then the salt comes out and falls on to my food like the glorious condiment that it is. My lips curl into a smile and I can't resist the visual aspect of it as my fingers grab the once blah food as it makes my taste buds dance and is forever a sweet or should I say salty dream.