I wanted SOOOO badly to tell you this yesterday....but it was all wordless on Wednesday so I had to wait.
But like the pictures from wordless wednesday it had to do with my Cam man dude guy so I'll share it today.
I'm peeing a little. This is all so exciting. I can't even TELL you how happy I am today.
So. last week. or it could have been a month ago at this point I'm still in a bit of a fog and can't really remember what today is.
Any ways. what was I saying ?
OH RIGHT ! last whenever. I normally leave the choice of vegetable up to my children who actually eat them. Nate didn't really have a chance to put his 2 cents in before Cam offered up CORN ! Whatever. I've heard these empty threats before. I've eaten my fair share of cold corn off of some wasteful schmucks plate.
This time he wanted me to know he was serious. As I was putting the foods in their separated places on their plates... I served up the standard 2-3 kernels of corn on Spencer and Cameron's plates. Cameron stood with his chin to the counter and asked for more. I let a couple more kernels fall from the tip of the spoon. He then requested "LOTS MORE" excitedly....so I heaped a spoon full filling the small area which is normally void of any attention.....he took his plate and walked to the table.
As I headed back to the table with drinks for everyone I noticed Cam shoveling (and I mean fist fulls, not even using a fork) of corn into his mouth.
(jaw drops to floor right ?)
He did it again with peas a few nights or a couple of weeks later. NO SHIT !
My kid who won't eat ANYTHING that is said to grow in dirt ate corn and then peas.
and if you mention that they aren't really even vegetables...that they are the crappy sugar filled ones that don't have any nutritional value....I'll stab out your eyes with a corn husk. because DAMN IT HE ATE VEGETABLES.
It's been 2 years people.
SO WAIT ! IT GETS BETTER !
I make fruit smoothies for them. I use the frozen bag of mixed berries from Costco. Blueberries blackberries raspberries etc. I add yogurt a banana and milk and blend. It's delicious. Everyone loves them. EXCEPT FOR CAM !
"they have chunks mom"
so I would blend it until there was nothing but smooth
"I can still taste it mom. it's crunchy"
referring to the seeds.
I offered it every time...just like you are supposed to and either one of the other kids would drink it after everyone left the table....or it was wasted and washed down the drain.
Yesterday. Cam drank his smoothie. THE WHOLE DAMN THING. almost.
just drank it up.
AND WHAT HE DOESN'T KNOW IS I ADD DROPS OF VITAMINS IN IT TOO !!!!!!
and sometimes I add it to his drink at night.
He's gettin healthy for Christmas. Mommy and mama are glad.
I can't tell you how much hope this gives me.
It's that there is a chance of him eating something besides crackers, chicken nuggets and PB&J's.
uuuuh. sorry. I must have lost consciousness with all of this joy and hope in me.
This was a picture from a post March 2010 Cam is 3 1/2.
Reflecting makes my heart flutter !