Posted By Jeff Fletcher on February 7, 2009 6:00 am
A weekly look at stuff other than baseball…
In a couple of weeks my son is going to be 6 years old, which is really quite a remarkable accomplishment for the little guy considering that he doesn’t eat. When I say “doesn’t eat,” that is only a slight exaggeration. He’ll eat hot dogs (sometimes) and grilled cheese sandwiches (sometimes) and of course he’ll eat all the dry cereal he can get his hands on. Even better if you pour it into a Ziploc and let him carry it around. “I want cerealinabag”!
Fruits and vegetables? No chance. Sometimes he’ll eat mandarin oranges, and he used eat black olives (ironically, one of the more gross vegetables), but that’s it.
He’s also one of those kids who refuses — sometimes more violently than other times — to have the offending foods on his plate, or even on someone else’s plate nearby.
We’ve had plenty of “you’re not getting this till you eat that” standoffs, but somehow it doesn’t seem productive to make such a huge deal out of it. So most of the time we end up just letting him not eat. He winds up making up for it in the morning by eating half a box of Cheerios. In a bag, of course.
While we’re waiting for him to outgrow this, anyone got any suggestions?
On to other things:
- Did you notice I now have one of those cool favorites icons? It’s a baseball.
- My site is now one-month old. I’ve had four visitors from Africa so far.
- Psst, got a great investment tip for you. Guaranteed return. Put all your money here, and you’ll be ahead of most people in the country.
- Poker tip of the week: I’ve never seen anyone stack their chips in piles of 10 who was any good. Good players put their chips in piles of 20. Why? A rack comes in stacks of 20, so it’s sort of the standard. People who keep their chips in 10s do it because they’re not used to handling chips and it makes counting easier.