Friday, April 13, 2012
When the kid's eating habits change
From preschool days, Wyng had always shunned egg yolk each time I serve him hard-boiled egg. It came to a point when he totally rejected hard-boiled egg. He didn't even like soft-boiled egg until recently, something like last year. He slowly was able to accept soft-boiled egg. Ironically, he has no problem with omelette or scrambled egg. Maybe, he just didn't like to see egg yolk separated from egg white!
Then came one fine day, when there was an extra omelette that Mom cooked for Qo Qo. I had asked him to take the egg since Qo Qo would not be back home for lunch. He already had his egg, by the way. He proceeded to scoop the watery egg yolk and sipped it. And he did that until he finished all the egg yolk!
Wyng doesn't take cheese but when we went for pizza the other day, he sprinkled a lot of cheese powder on his pizza after watching Qo Qo and Daddy did so. In fact, he loved it. Funny, there was a table not far from us where the middle-eastern guy actually poured cheese powder straight from the bottle by removing the cap so as the cheese powder poured freely right onto his pizza.
So, Mom had to make sure he promised to take cheese the next time Mom serves him anything with cheese.
Spaghetti..he wasn't crazy about this food until this year when he asked me to cook it for him for his lunch. Previously, he didn't want to even try whenever we had spaghetti outside. He had home-cooked spaghetti a couple of times at his aunty's house, out of no choice as that was the only food being served by aunty. Since then, I believe he started to develop a liking to it. Now,he seemed to be crazy about it. He frequently asks for spaghetti as his lunch. But, he hates the mushroom that goes with it.
For dining out, he used to love claypot chicken rice. Now, he rejects it. Oh gosh...His favourite food at hawker stalls now is dried pan mee (flat noodle), minus the anchovies and black fungus. So crazy is he about this food, that he will ask for it each time we stepped into a hawker food eatery, whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Looks like this boy's eating habits are going through some changes, again. Lesson for Mom is to keep trying to offer him food which he used to reject. He may have developed some liking to certain food. Once, he has tasted it and likes it, there'll be no stopping him, based on his pattern, so far.