Being the parent of a child who has struggled mightily with Picky Eating in the past, I could really relate to the author’s experiences. I especially liked the line…
“This anxiety makes every meal feel like an episode of Fear Factor.”
And just like Samaria, we still celebrate when our son tries a new food that we once thought he would never, ever go near.
Actually, here’s a true and coincidental example.
This year, two days before Thanksgiving he asked me if we were going to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. I said yes. He then asked if I would be serving stuffing. I said yes again.
“Great, I love stuffing!”
I nearly shed a tear 🙂