It’s official, I have that kid. You know the kid I’m talking about… The kid who will only eat food with ketchup on it. I have to admit, that his new found obsession with ketchup runs so deep that probably half his meals do end up with tiny bits of ketchup on them. (My trick to make sure it is a tiny bit of ketchup is to let him “help” put ketchup on his food, but I really control how much he gets and I do a few small dots of ketchup spread out so it looks like more then it actually is).
But, his love for ketchup seems to have grown exponentially in the last few days. Take for example the 2 am wake up call earlier this week that went exactly like this I Need Ketchup! Or the conversation with a friend, who asked Little MPB what he ate for breakfast and he proudly responded with I eat ketchup!
Let me just say for the record, he did not get ketchup at 2am, nor does he eat ketchup for breakfast.
Clearly, if he had it his way, he’d eat ketchup all day, everyday.
But, being that I would prefer not to feed my kid sugar with all his meals, I decided to be sneaky. I’ve now substituted regular old ketchup with sugar free ketchup. And he’s totally accepting of the sugar free stuff. That said, sugar free ketchup just doesn’t taste right to me after eating real ketchup for 35 years, it’s tart, not sweet.
It’s funny how far we’ve come from those first few attempts at solid food. Who knows maybe next week he’ll have a new favourite food? But something tells me this ketchup addiction is around to stay for a while.
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