I Say Potato

Last night at dinner with my parents, my dad asked if he could give Baby Evan a french fry. “Sure, whatever” I said, “It’s not like he eats anything anyways.”

And then the little jerk stuck the fry in his mouth, chewed it up and smiled. MY BABY’S FIRST FOOD WAS A FRENCH FRY.

After all the natural, locally grown, organic, homemade, steamed, pureed fruits and vegetables I painstakingly chose and patiently offered, my child chose a DAMN FRENCH FRY. I suppose it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock, considering the sheer volume of fries I ate during my pregnancy, but I was really hoping we could start with avocado or banana or Cheerios or ANYTHING WITH NUTRITIONAL VALUE.

For the record, we’re calling it “potato” at breastfeeding group.

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5 Responses to “I Say Potato”

  1. E says:

    Like father like son. See post below for picky eating:)

  2. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    French fries aren’t a food group??!!

  3. SpicyTamale says:

    Jameson totally loved french fries at that age! I was crushed he loved fries rather than banana or carrot puree (he hates both to this day) I tricked him and got him to eat sweet potato fries. There are recipes to bake them and they are much healthier. If he tries to resist try having him dip them into something. Jameson has a big love affair with ketchup.

  4. I recall reading somewhere that since babies and toddlers don’t have well developed palates, that they really REALLY like salty things. So liking french fries is a natural result. That’s how I explain it to myself anyways.

  5. lalaland13 says:

    Now you need to give him an onion ring, so he can reasonably know what to eat when he pulls up at Burger King in a couple months.

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