Monday, December 20, 2010

An Ingredient Away From Hummus

Since Julia's appetite is still taking a leave of absence, we give her a lot of leeway when it comes to what she wants for meals or snacks (she had a ham and cheese sandwich for breakfast this morning). She's always been a healthy, non-picky eater, so we know she wouldn't just ask for junk food.

For lunch a few days ago, she didn't show any interest in the couple of leftovers we were having so we asked her what she wanted. She wanted an English muffin. Sorry, we told her, we don't have any. Then she said she wanted garbanzo beans. Again we told her that we didn't have any and she would need to choose something from the leftovers that we had out. She got mad and stormed off to her room. A few minutes later she came back up and started rummaging through the cupboards. It wasn't long before she was standing, hand on her hip, giving us a dirty look, holding up a can. Garbanzo beans.
So she ended up eating a bowlful of room temperature garbanzo beans. She seemed quite satisfied with herself.