The Texture Of Things

Cheese, please

June 15th, 2007

There are flukes and there are repeat behaviors. What began, I believe, as a fluke may in fact be a repeat behavior.

The tot ate K*raft parmesan cheese the other night, for the third or fourth time she has been presented with it.

I let her dump a pile on her plate with some other foods. (Don’t discount the presence of other foods. It took a loooooooooong time to get to the point she was okay if questionable textures got that close to her or her food.) I gave her a spoon. I mostly ignored her so I could talk to my lovely, charming, husband over our spaghetti. Or a show was on, I’m not sure, probably Scrubs. I looked over at the tot, and she had cheese on the spoon and was clumsily shoving it into her mouth. She had cheese all over her plate, the surrounding table, her shirt, the chair, the floor, and she didn’t much care about it.

I know. The mind boggles. What boggles the mind more is – parmesan cheese? What? This is insanity. It’s gritty, it has a strong flavor*, and it’s impossible to keep on the spoon. Then, when the spoon grew to be too slow a transfer device, she began pinching the cheese and sprinkling it into her mouth.

What happened to my daughter? And where is the alien pod? Because I’ve checked the basement and her closet, and it is not there.

*well, I know, not too much as it’s Kra*ft cheese from a canister, but still.

She has eaten this stuff before, but I really believed it to be a fluke. It was a small quantity, a few tastes, to begin with, so I will test this again. I’ll make spaghetti again in the next few days and see if there is a repeat performance. If there is, well, I guess it’s time to start thinking about bridge foods.

I haven’t had much chance to write, even though I have lots to say lately, so I toss this up here and try to write more later today, hopefully.


  1. KLee says

    Hooray for the branching out and eating of new foods! Boy, she’s becoming adventurous!

    My suggestion: don’t go looking for the pod. Be happy with the new sophisticated palate!

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  2. admin says

    Yeah, you’re right. Why make trouble for myself? 😉

    Hey. Aren’t you supposed to be packing for your trip right now? Get back to work! (And have a LOVELY time.)

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