Mark whipped up a delicious Sunday dinner tonight (I'm spoiled, I know). We had a tender pork roast, roasted carrots, nutty-garlic mashed potatoes, and our delicious friend the brussel sprout...
Sounds yummy, huh? Well...maybe not the pork part for our vegetarian friends, but alas - we carnivores enjoyed ourselves. In fact, at first that's all that Noah would eat. Eventually we were able to talk him into eating a carrot, but he made it very clear that he would NOT try the mashed potatoes. Weird, I know. I even tried putting potatoes and meat together on a fork...and he ate off just the meat.
So, when Noah started asking if he could get down and go watch a show (you guessed it...Toy Story) we told him that we'd put it on for him as soon as he took one bite of potato. He got his negotiation face on and told us matter-of-factly that he would eat this (pointing to a brussel sprout) instead. Huh? Okaaaay we said skeptically. We didn't think there was a chance that Noah would even touch his brussel sprouts, but we were doing the "good parent" thing to continue offering a variety of veggies to our kiddo.
Sure enough, Noah popped the little brussel sprout into his mouth and gobbled it down while he watched his show. In fact! He ran back to the table multiple times to grab another one. Not your normal movie snack, but we certainly weren't going to stop him! We got a good chuckle out of it, and like I said...I didn't see that one coming :)