Yesterday we ate lunch at the studio, followed by a nap and productive afternoon. I picked up a salmon bento box from Teaism, which is one of our favorite lunches. When I sat it on the table, Lucy raised both arms in the air and did a double-fist pump. I wish they had a kids’ version of this plate because she loves it.
Sometimes she will even eat the cucumber salad.
I make a little plate for her using the top lid of the box. And I give her her own set of chopsticks, which she loves.
I think the BRAT diet really did us in. We consume a majority of our fluids through our food. So when Lucy turned her nose up to almost all of our options of Banana, Rice, Apple sauce or Toast, things really started to go down hill. Our saving grace was avocados, which have potassium like bananas, and chicken and pasta soup. We had to expand our diet to a white diet instead.
At this point, my focus is still on liquids. Lucy loves to say “Chen-Chen” for cheers and tap everyone’s glasses. It is a great drinking game. But I need to somehow double her beverage intake. At least. Any suggestions? She is still dairy-free and will sometimes drink chocolate almond milk. I realized that we both drink a lot during the middle of the night. So I am trying to change all of that, which is very hard. I have been drinking coconut water at night and in the morning. It is extremely hydrating and does not taste too bad if you imagine it is the leftover milk from your Frosted Flakes.