OK, not the cutest photo of Colin (above) but we have not had the camera out in the last couple of days. The photo was at the ribs restaurant we went to last week, where Colin took a bite of meat, spit it out, maybe had a bit of bread and a packet of fruit snacks. We have been perplexed by his recent toddler eating habits. He used to be a very adventurous eater, trying everything as we traveled fairly far reaches of the world. But recently he will not even put things in his mouth we know he will like. Like last week when we went to McCormick and Schmick's for lunch and ordered him the kid's chicken strips. They were the most amazing chicken strips Brian and I have ever had, and we would go back to order them again, using Colin as our excuse to order from the kids menu, they were that good. But Colin would have nothing to do with them.) Since he was used to eating some very exotic things, this is a strange, but I guess a normal toddler change. Even more strangely, his favorite, sure fire foods are soy beans, frozen corn, boiled eggs, noodles, french fries, and milk (at least there is one green thing on the list). And very strangely, we went out for sushi the other night, and he could not get enough of the seaweed salad. (We said it was noodles.) Who knows.

He is also still giving us fits at bed time, now getting out of bed and falling asleep on the floor in front of our bedroom door. He likes to wiggle his little fingers under our door as he calls to us. He has begun to put two words together, and when he calls out "Mommy back" it makes it hard for me to not go to him. Oh baby. . .


Just a random pink chandelier from the City Market. Nothing to do with toddlers, but toddlers would probably like it. Colin still likes lights.
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4 Comments:

  1. malia said...
    Oh! Mommy back! That is so sad. I bet it is hard to resist that temptation to just run and scoop him up. I wonder if he knows that in his little toddler heart. Probably not. He's too sweet for that type of manipulation. :)

    But as far as the eating goes, I guess that is just what little kids do, huh? I LOVE that you called the Seaweed salad noodles and that he ate it. That makes me laugh...

    hope all is well in Stucki land! I miss you guys! I wish i could come and visit!
    stuckihouse said...
    Malia! Come visit us anytime! I am sure you need a Manhattan break every now and again. Will you be in Utah for Christmas? Hope we can see you soon.

    --Ann
    andi said...
    I must be a toddler because I LOVE the pink. It would be great in my front hall. I would just have to have it installed when Marco was in India.
    Doug said...
    That is hilarious! I'm guessing that the pickyness will only get worse unless you initiate some trickery. Too bad kids aren't more like dogs. When we got Sam he hardly ate anything. Now he eats EVERYTHING...including door stops and wood. Perhaps we should feed him more. Just remember, it's not what Colin eats in a meal but what he eats in a week that counts.

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