My 7 year old grandson is a stubborn bumpkin whose love for plain pasta and sweets drives everybody crazy. He refuses to eat healthy foods on principle. Nobody knows how, where, and why he picked up this uncouth taste for food. Montessori school? :-))
I know his parents have tried their best. My 4 year old granddaughter is a living testament to that. She is an omnivore with a penchant for healthy nutritious foods. She loves salmon, broccoli, whole grain bread, and she devours avocado with reckless abandon.
I intended to tweak my grandson’s food preferences. His nanny and I devised a plan to surreptitiously introduce healthy foods into his diet. We started adding avocado to his smoothies.
It has worked so far.
The little rascal drinks his smoothies not knowing that there’s something enormously healthy in the mix. The nanny and I rub our hands in glee.
But we know that we should be very cautious. The rascal has a formidable weapon – the seemingly spontaneous but, in reality, carefully planned and executed tantrums. If he finds out the truth, woe is unto us. We’ll be subjected to a shitstorm of biblical proportions.
Please wish us luck with our avocado conspiracy.