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Gross Miscalculation

To say we were sweating bullets when we got home from the farmer’s market last Sunday couldn’t be more accurate. It was sweltering. And when it’s that hot, Will doesn’t like to eat (can you blame him?!?).

So, remembering a recent article by Cate O’Malley for 3-A-Day, I whipped up a fruit and yogurt “sundae”. At first, he was psyched. Then he tasted the yogurt. Will’s never been a fan of yogurt, but I thought the hearty dose of blueberries — his favorite fruit ever — and the cut-up peaches would change his mind.

Uh, not so much. “No Mommy, this doesn’t taste yummy.” It’s something he rarely says . . . he’s a food lover, not a hater, after all. So I was unswayed and insisted he eat. I got him to down five or six bites with some coaxing and then let him go . . .

Then I tried the sundae. . . . Blech, spat, spat!

The yogurt was a new brand we hadn’t had before. Super tart. Totally not us.I couldn’t eat more than a few bites. Will was dead on with his “doesn’t taste yummy,” comment.

Yep, you can send that bad mommy award right here . . . Care of Sarah Caron. Yes, that’s right. I forced my son to eat (gross) yogurt.

I washed the fruit off and let him have it, sans yogurt.

Lesson learned: Should’ve tried it first . . .

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Patti

Sunday 27th of July 2008

I add my kudos to the little guy for eating any of it at all.

What a good boy eating some of it to please you.

;-)

Viktoria

Friday 25th of July 2008

Yes, kudos to Will for eating it at all! He probably really wanted to make you happy, despite the horrific taste!

Cate O'Malley

Thursday 24th of July 2008

LOL, too funny. Maybe start him out with a flavored yogurt you know he likes? Or swirl in a bit of honey to vanilla yogurt. Quite the trooper in eating 5 bites first though. :)