Friday, October 09, 2009

Eating habits of the free-range southside toddler

I'm wondering if I should be worried that my son, who is now two and a half, has started requesting that we go to certain restaurants. About a month ago, he woke up one Saturday morning and said "Get up now Mama. We go the Rooster with Verona and Shawna. I eat French Toast and bacon." When asked this afternoon which Vietnamese place he preferred, Lemongrass or Mekong, he responded "I like Mekong. They have my tofu noodles. And baby corn. I like baby corn." He even has an opinion about pizza. A true St. Louisian, my boy loves Imo's. For those of you who are out of town, Imo's is the epitome of St. Louis style pizza, once described by a friend from New Jersey as "tomato paste and processed cheese food on a cracker." People either love it or hate it. I think pizza's pretty good, even when it's bad, so whatever. Joss loves Imo's, and picks it over my favorite, which is Joanie's. Joanie's has every vegetable you can imagine, and they don't bat an eyelash if you ask for no cheese. (I eat with a lot of vegans.)
So anyway, the question is, am I raising a food snob, and if so, is that a bad thing?

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I'm so sorry Bean. I wish I'd been able to get to know you better. When you go back into that great cosmic stew pot from whence you came, know that I loved you with all my heart, and will forever cherish having had the chance to be your mother.