Have I mentioned I’m a mommy to a silly, constantly active, smart-as-a-whip daughter? The moment she was born my little pituchi’s big brown eyes were wide open and taking in every single thing around her. Since I’m home with her all day everyday, I try to educate her as much as possible. Rather than buying the next toy or electronic device, I research and come up with my own fun for her. Since she’s a toddler, most of the activities are focused on her sensory skills…and boy is it fun to watch her. The activities are budget-friendly because my daughter doesn’t always dig every activity I have planned out for her, so I need to be practical.
I wish I could say I make every single thing my daughter eats but no…I’m not Supermom. I do give her snacks that I can easily buy from the store and I use shortcuts that can help me feed my crying I-need-it-now toddler. What’s been surprising, however, is how her taste buds have developed over the last six months. My kid will eat kale chips all day if she could, but she won’t go near chicken (not nugget or tender). I even tried giving her Chik-Fil-A and after placing it in her mouth, she took it out and handed it back to me. I almost cried…how could she not like Chic-Fil-A?! Needless to say, I’ve learned my kid is different and doesn’t like the typical toddler food.
And that’s what’s interesting about being a parent. Your child can surprise you in so many ways that you’re left wondering “why didn’t I think of that before?” I’m hoping I can help answer that question for you. God Speed Parents!