Okay, here’s a problem I’ve been having. M and D have been discovering lots of new foods, which is great, except that when they give one to me, I’m never expecting a new food. So there I am, ready for barley or carrots or whatever, and then here comes a spoonful of something with a totally different color and different taste. Then I have to figure out: is this something new or is there something really, really wrong with these carrots? I get worried. I have to stop and hold it in my mouth for a while. I swallow, but I’m still pretty uncertain. It usually takes me a few meals’ worth of something before I feel comfortable with it.
It would help if they would tell me when they’re giving me something new, but half the time I can’t figure out what the heck they’re talking about. Like last night, they kept saying “Ba-na-nas, Dante! Ba-na-nas!” Now does that not sound like baby talk? How am I supposed to recognize the names of new foods when their names are so silly-sounding?