Best Little Eater You Ever Saw

| August 9, 2009

Gabriella & Beef BrisketThere are two kind of kids, those that eat…and mine! Our daughter is 3 1/2 and her diet consists mainly of rice, grapes, and oatmeal…my¬†one year old son won’t eat anything that comes out of a baby food jar/container…and he sees ’em coming a mile away. Now, my husband and I consider ourselves to be decent eaters, he prefers quantity…I prefer quality. Between the two of us we thought our kids would be fairly good eaters…this is not the case. Last Wednesday, I travelled to Kansas City, MO to accompany some international visitors on part of their program. A bonus was that my two cousins, whom I had not seen in over 20 years, also live in Kansas City. The younger of the two, Christopher, has two kids, a son, Joshua, who will be four in October and a nearly two year old daughter, Gabriela. Joshua eats extremely well, he is a growing boy after all. But Gabriela…blew me away. It is a pleasure to watch this little one eat. On the first night I met her she downed some chicken fingers from Chic-filet. But the beauty was that she just kept eating…even when her mouth was full. On my last night in Kansas City we went out for BBQ. Gabriela was a little tired and began crying and squirming. As soon as the food hit the table, polish sausage with bbq sauce first, she quieted down and focused on my plate. So, my motherly instincts kicked in and I began cutting those suckers up for her. Now, the truly amazing thing is that she only has four teeth and has it’s been that way for quite some time. I couldn’t cut them up fast enough for her. She probably ate more of it than I did. Next course was sliced meat and some ribs, some of us had fries. She had some of all of them. It is entirely possible that she ate more than I did. I can’t wait for her to meet her cousins so she can show them BOTH how to eat!Gabriella & Chick-Filet

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  1. Patty says:

    Go ‘head Gabriela, with your bad self! That is what I’m talking about! The pictures of her eating are awesome. How did the parents do it? What is there secret? How did they manage to birth two children with super appetites?! Share with the rest of us who are struggling!

  2. Ghadeer says:

    This is hilarious, but so true!!! Gabriella actually eats more than Joshua on a regular basis (she inherited her dad’s eating style). But they are both healthy eaters.
    My advice is get them to try everything. Keep offering it to them and eventually, they will eat it! Both of the kids love Indian food and “bold” flavors.They come from a family of good eaters (on both sides) and not only do we enjoy food, we enjoy GOOD food. Gabriella has a penchant for fine cheeses and Joshua regularly asks for steak (medium-rare please).

    We are truely blessed with happy kids who know how to clean their plates.

  3. That’s wonderful!!! My son isn’t the best variety eater either – it’s tiring putting food on his plate that he either won’t touch, goes to waste or I eat it all (I’m done growing though so would prefer not to grow sideways on this plan). It is so rewarding to see a new food added to the list though. I would also like to borrow Garbriella to show my little O nothing bad will happen to him by eating a bigger variety!!!