No More Peas Please

Like most new parents, I could not wait until I could give real food to little Miss S. We finally got the go-ahead from our pediatrician to start solids when our daughter was 5 months old. Until recently, Sophia has liked everything. We’ve offered her oatmeal cereal, prune, apple, and banana. I could sense that our luck was about to change when we offered carrot, potato and peas. Just today, I prepared Mushy Peas and being true to my own conviction (presentation matters),  I presented them in a clear, shiny dish our Bubbie gave us.

Mommy's Famous Mushy Peas

Sophia tried a few spoonfuls and made it clear she was not impressed. She made a face, pursed her little lips and turned her head. Desperation took over me and I did what I promised myself I wouldn’t do: offered something else. I sprung into action grating a little bit of banana.

Mashed Banana

The soft, sweet, billowy banana went over with baby claps, smiles and lots of lip smacking. A quiet sense of panic took over me as I was spooning banana into our daughter’s mouth: am I destined to become one of those parents who is a short order cook at home?


  1. Dana said:

    Our little miss is a big fan of bananas as well!

    As about “short order cook,” you still have plenty of time till she’ll figure it out that it’s even possible. 🙂 She’s still trying to learning to eat, let her have fun for now!

    March 27, 2012
  2. "Bubbie" said:

    Our Sophia knows what she likes!! She has plenty of time for peas….which by the way is delicious mixed with pasta for a later date!! Love Bubbie

    March 27, 2012

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