Carrots made him gag and scream.
Peas were a bit more peaceful.
Green beans were tolerated better than carrots, but not as much as peas.
Maybe my homemade creations are too chunky. Maybe he takes after me and just hates most veggies. Although, I do like me some green beans. Whatever it is, it’s only been 2 weeks and I’m ready to trade in the Baby Bullet and go get some Gerber to save the day!
Making the food isn’t the hard part. It’s actually pretty simple and doesn’t take all that long. The part that stinks is the extra planning it takes to thaw the food out and make sure it’s ready before my Little Man hits major meltdown mode because his stomach is rumbling like a freight train.
Seriously, he has a temper like no other. He gets so worked up that he’s not savoring his veggies, but on the verge of choking to death . I’m starting to dread lunch and dinner! Life would be a lot easier if I could just pop open a jar of store-bought food.
Now, now…I know some of you are just appalled that I would feed that stuff in the jar to my baby boy. After all, it’s packed with all kinds of gross stuff and super bad for his growing little self. But seriously, I ate it and I lived and millions of other children do too. And honestly…I didn’t start making Jackson’s food because it was better for him (I know, I may not get mom of the year). I only did it because it was going to save this stay-at-home mama some moo la!
Sigh. I’m thinking I can trade in a couple of Sonic Dr Pepper’s each week for a little feeding time sanity. Wouldn’t you if feeding time looked like this???