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Friday, June 1, 2007

Izzy Doesn't Always Eat

Everything that I would like him to. Sometimes I will make a dish and he will pick out certain bits that he prefers and leave the rest on his plate. How do I handle this?

Well it happened tonight. I just made a quick pasta with fresh tomatoes, shallots, garlic, oregano and goat cheese (15 minute dinner!).He proceeded to eat only a few of the chopped tomatoes and then ate up all of the pasta and asked for more.

Since I couldn't bear to see him leave all of those tomatoes on his plate, this is what I did. I told him he needed to eat a few more tomatoes and then I put on the drama. "The tomatoes are crying..boohoo, boohoo because they miss their pasta friends. You need to eat some so that they can go join them. Then you will get more pasta." And so he did.

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