And I'm not talking about the fun kind where you end up covered in Johnny's mashed potatoes. I'm talking outright refusal to eat anything that isn't orange (sweet potatoes and carrots). I have to say that I never thought I'd be writing a post about how my little chunka doesn't want to eat.
She sucks down her bottle well enough. Breakfast is pretty easy. Lunch is so/so, but dinner. Oh my dinner. She sticks her tongue out. Turns away. Fusses. Yells. Cries. She's not having it. I've tried table food (meatballs, eggs, cheese, baby carrots that aren't pureed, bread, pancakes, mashed potatoes) and she usually loves them, but for the past two weeks she'll have nothing of it. Especially if it's green. I was a Goddamned vegetarian/vegan throughout my entire pregnancy and my child is refusing veggies.
I've had to begin a covert op of hiding the veggies. A scoop of peas in the egg before I scramble it. Squash in the macaroni. Cheese sprinked on the steamed carrots. The thing of it is I don't want Isabella to have to diet her entire life. So please tell me that this is just a phase and she won't require veggies smothered in butter or cheese when she grows up? Additionally, please tell me that if I succumb and feed her naught but sweet potato and carrot purees she won't turn orange?