Another I am a mom moment...

And then it happened. Just like that, without warning, I woke up the mother of a boy who doesn't eat his crusts.

I haven't decided what to do about it, because it only just happened today for the first time. I watched, as piece after piece got eaten, all the way to the harder border where the crust began.

How could this be? I LOVE the crust.

I grew up in a house where kids ate what and how the adults ate. No extra meals, no cutting off the crusts, no soda or boxed macaroni-n-cheese, no all-my-child-will-eat-is-hot-dogs. Then I started to babysit when I was 15 and the world of kids food habits unfolded one box of Kraft at a time. And here I am - as the parent. Bewildered, awestruck, amazed, confused and slightly entertained by the irony of it all.

So, what do I do?

And please, don't say cut off the crusts!


jen said...

sorry, alex...i've been cutting off the crusts (gasp) for about 6 months now...welcome to the (almost) 'terrible twos'. there's more befuddlement ('not MY baby...) to come...enjoy!!!

Leigh said...

Lois doesn't eat the crusts either. I have no idea where she got this from. She eats till the edges of the crust, or close to them, and then that's it. No crust!

Shadi said...

I remember us talking about this last year when the boys had started solids. Funny that it's happening.My guys have not gotten there yet, but I'm sure it's coming. I think the crust might be just to hard and that it will eventually go away, hopefully. BTW, LOVE reading your blogs. xoxo