Tonight I heard something I never thought I would hear. My Caleb, never ceases to amaze me. Tonight I made stir-fry for dinner. Yummy stuff like rice, peppers, broccoli, carrots, ham, eggs and soy sauce for flavor. It was delicious. I gave a bowl to Haley and a plate to William and Caleb (Peter refuses all such food that has a smell other than banana or sausage). I told the boys to just pick out what they would want to eat and have some pear that was at the table. Now, a bit of back-history. Caleb is the boy that only eats fruit once a year, and veggies only twice a year. A real healthy eater. And Caleb has always gaged at the very smallest piece of rice. So, he was about out of ham and eggs, and I got him to try a carrot. He said he really did not like it, but I got him to try it with rice. He did it. His eyes widened. He liked it! Then he went for a bite of broccoli with rice. Then pepper with rice. He liked it all!
He came to the pan to get more broccoli. Upon seeing the spoonful I gave him he exclaimed, "Veggies!" Thirty seconds later I heard him telling William, "I like rice." Thirty more seconds and he was saying that next to country fried steak this was his favorite meal and that if I want him to eat vegetables, to fix this again. Yeah for trying new things. Yeah for kids who are willing. Yeah for big boys who are awesome!!!