Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Learning Plate So Far

This thing has been incredible! I really doubted the fact that Morgan was going to be able to scoop the food onto her plate. This is the girl who throws herself onto the floor in pure agony if there is baked chicken on her plate. Never mind the fact that chicken nuggets are her favorite food. Chicken that is not fried in little circles must taste just horrible.

But guess what? So far we haven't had to introduce the Learning Plate. So far she's put five tablespoons of each food on her plate. So far there hasn't been any meltdowns, battles or whining. So far there hasn't been the questions or prodding on how much more needs to be eaten.

And on top of that? So far she's tried everything on her plate without any begging and pleading on our part. So far she's tried shrimp in sauce (both seafood AND sauce being a hot point), she's finished all her glazed ham and she's eaten all her vegetables. She hasn't cared for everything, but when she doesn't like it, there is no drama. Mark and I exchanged excited glances at each other as we sit there in silence (and awe) and watch her eat. So far we are more relaxed since we are no longer active participants in her eating choices.

And so far meal time has been absolutely 100% pleasant.


Shey said...

That is great! I hope her progress continues and your mealtimes remain peaceful!

jamielblev said...

Oh wow! I'm starting this TONIGHT!

Staci said...

That's wonderful! I'm so glad to hear that it's going so well!

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne said...

OMG.... what a great idea!

I am bringing this up to Dave tonight... he'll love it for his son, and my girls will have to do it as well..