Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Where PB&Js Belong

I have not made Devin a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for a while because he didn't like them. But I decided to try again because PB&Js are supposed to be an American kid staple.

After saying the blessing, Devin looked at his sandwich pieces. He took a lick and put it back on his plate. I kept encouraging him to eat. He instead played with it. He pulled it apart. And eventually he threw each piece on the ground. 

Devin is really good about keeping food on his plate. Sometimes food ends up on the ground but it is on accident. "Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh." No uh-oh was said the sandwich fell downward. It was more like he was proud of himself.

As soon as I let him out of the booster seat, he immediately wanted his broom and dustpan. He quickly placed a piece of the PB&J on the dustpan and immediately told me "gar-bge." What? He is supposed to eat the sandwich--not throw it away. But he walked straight to the garbage can and put the sandwich where it belonged. He repeatedly told me "gar-bge" the whole time.

Peanut butter and jelly = American kid staple? Ha! Not my kid! The only thing a PB&J is good for is a trip to the garbage can.


Linnea said...

How funny! Does he eat peanut butter in other ways? Is it possible he's allergic to peanuts? My youngest brother was this way about peanut butter when he was little - just wouldn't touch the stuff. Turned out he was allergic to peanuts, how nutty. (Pun intended..)

Lisa said...

He eats Reese's very occasionally and hasn't had any problem. I'm going to have to pay attention though because now I wonder...?

Alicia said...

Haha, my son doesn't touch peanut butter at all. No way can I get him to eat a PB & J. Such a shame too, since it is such a staple in so many other households.

I don't think I've ever commented on here before. Just so you know I'm not some random stalker, I'm Casey's cousin, one of Claire's many children. I just love reading your blog and your various tips on family/home management.

Keller Family said...

Camron isn't a fan of PB&J either but he will eat a Jam sandwich. Have you tried just Jam or Jelly?