Annapolis

Toast and Jam

In a town called Muskegon, Michigan, we escaped our campsite to go out to breakfast one morning. Yelp suggested a joint called Toast n' Jams. We headed out and were quickly seated. 

The waitress was super chatty and suggested to our children that they choose a meal that came with their special jam.  "It tastes like candy!" she exclaimed, to try to get them on board.

When the hot plates came, Belle was eager to try out the toast and jam. She picked up the little container, sized perfectly for a little one. "Mom!" she said with a huge smile. "I can tell I'm going to like this jam just by licking it!"

 

Photos from Annapolis, Maryland.

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Ferns

This is old news for most, but for those of you needing a laugh on this Tuesday morning, take a look at Between Two Ferns on Funny or Die. It's the most awkward humor and I just love it.  (side note: mom: you will not like this. I'll show you a clip more your style in person)

(I like side-noting my mom.)

 

Photos from Annapolis, Maryland.

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eating habits

As a parent, I think I analyze my children's eating habits too much. However, it is so hard no to.

For example, when Isabelle was 1 year old, she would eat anything you put on her high chair tray. Avocado, shrimp, mango, spinach, lamb, screws, wood, you name it. 

When she was 3-6 years old, she limited her "likes" and "dislikes" to most vegetables and most fruits, and all meats. Bread and dairy and sugar, also a yes. In foreign countries she would try everything bravely and then seriously say "I am not a fan of that" after trying it if she didn't like it.

Now, as an almost 8 year old, Isabelle has a "very refined palette." Yes, I'm trying to put it nicely.  I'm afraid we asked her to try so many new foods we may have actually turned her off foods completely.

I would like to present you with Isabelle's current list of accepted foods:

-Bread (sliced or baguette but definitely not muffins or croissants)

-Sugar 

-Strawberries (one bite out of each)

-Nutella

The end.

Of course we require that she eat other foods at meal times. But it is a struggle! A war on some days, even. To make myself feel better about her declining eating habits, I think of what I now like as an adult that I definitely, definitely did NOT like as a child. The list is as follows:

-tomatoes

-mushrooms

-spinach

-olives

-avocado

-octopus

-any seafood, really

-stinky cheese (OH WAIT I STILL HATE THAT)

This list gives me hope that one day, we  will sit down to dinner and Isabelle will suddenly gobble down all the food without complaint. 

Don't burst my bubble. I need this to happen!

How about you other parents out there- are you dealing with declining eating habits in your children?

 

From Annapolis, Maryland. (I bet each one of these children eats everything off their plates! hahah)

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