Confessions of a former food snob mom


“He eats everything,” I told my pediatrician proudly at my son’s one year check up.

“That’s great,” she said with a smile that said just wait, this won’t last. But I was certain that my pediatrician – with her years of experience and a few children of her own – didn’t know my child and how well he ate or how well I’d done with him. I practiced Baby Led Weaning after all; I followed the book precisely and it worked!

No doubt you know moms like me. You’ve heard us at playdates.

My kid will eat anything or She LOVES broccoli or He’s SO adventurous with food.

Sound familiar?

Oh, we try not to gloat. But we just can’t help it, proud mommies that we are. We give credit where credit is due, to our superior parenting skills, of course. Look what we did, we’d like to shout from the rooftops, our kids are perfect, or nearly, and it’s all thanks to us. Of course we don’t say this aloud, but it’s clear we’re probably thinking it.

Until one day, our kid stops eating broccoli.

And avocados.

And asparagus.

And steak.

And caviar.

OK, they never ate caviar, but they might has well have, in our minds.

And we are now eating very humble pie.

Read the rest of this essay here, at MKE Moms Blog.