Nathan has been mimicking us, reaching and drooling when we eat. He’s not responding just to the excitement of our huffing meals in split five-minute shifts. I’ve read that it can take a dozen attempts before an infant will accept solid food. It took one try. The score so far:* Rice cereal for babies. Refused. No, not just refused but furious, howling refused. I tasted it, the flavor is as flat as the box it came out of. Maybe we can use it to thicken soup. * Banana. Mashed over-ripe fruit with a little formula to thin it. Liked this quite a bit. * Pear. Peeled, mashed in its own juice. Really liked this. First prize in the clean plate club. * Ice cream. Vanilla, liked it. * Ice cream. Chocolate, oh, hell yeah!
Tomorrow he gets sweet potato. I’m predicting more gustatorial success.