My last post was about Braden eating chocolate. This post is about dining as well, because eating is important. If you don't believe me just ask my son.
I've written here many times that the little man loves to eat. I can't think of anything that he doesn't like. Once at a sandwich shop Arica and I let him try one of our dill pickles. Admittedly we did it to satisfy our own curiosity. We didn't expect him to like it, and we thought it would be funny to see the face he made. Well, the joke was on us. He loved it. Just yesterday Arica bought him his own jar of dill pickle spears for the house.
The kid loves chocolate. He loves dill pickles. He will eat anything that is remotely chewable. So what is his favorite food? His favorite is anything that Mommy and Daddy are eating. If you don't offer to share he will seek you out and ask for a sampling of your cuisine. It doesn't really matter what you are eating. It can be anything from a ham sandwich to beef wellington. Braden insists that you share.
For example, Last night I was sauteing some shrimp and veggies. Braden toddled over to the foot of the stove, extended his little paw, and said "bite". I couldn't give him any of the spicy shrimp so I needed to feed him something else. I didn't have any kid friendly fare ready at the moment so it was either distract him or get beat up by a 14 month old kid. I quickly gave him a spoon so he could pretend to cook with me. Disaster averted.
These types of things make dinner time at our house a carefully planned affair. If we don't want an angry kid on our hands he better have something to munch on while we are eating. Many times he eats the same thing as we do, but not always. On those nights it is absolutely necessary to cook him something too. If not he will make us pay.
It doesn't matter if he just polished off an entire meal 30 minutes earlier, he will want a bite of whatever your are eating. Consider this a warning. If you ever plan on visiting the Life of a New Dad household, do not bring along your lunch unless you plan to share.