Excuse me while I REJOICE! Giselle ate half a hamburger and 3 pieces of BROCCOLI tonight! Of her own accord. No major persuasion needed. I almost passed out with exhileration. I know her Dad's burgers are out of this world, but I didn't think she would try them until she hit her teenage years.
The magic trick was of all things, coloured toothpicks. I decided to chop up the burger and make a little game of it, so she could pick each one up like an hors d'oeuvre. And while I was at it, I poked a couple pieces of broccoli "trees". In they popped into her mouth too. BINGO!! When she cleaned her plate she said "thank you mommy for the dinner" right after her brother excused himself from the table. She beamed as she told us she's a big girl and growing bigger and bigger and bigger.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that this is the turning point I've been waiting over a year for. Thanks for indulging a major mommy moment.