A Fishy First

When NHL was little he would eat almost anything that you gave him. The only exception to the rule was tuna fish. He has never liked it and would always refuse it. Of course his tastes have changed over the last year. Now he is much more opinionated about what he will put in his mouth.

NHL turned five on Sunday. While at my parents house getting ready for his party he walked over to JL and I with the following announcement:

"Now that I am five, I will eat tuna!"

JL and I looked at each other and asked NHL what he was talking about. He continued to tell us that he now liked tuna since he was five and a big boy.

Did we believe this? NO WAY! JL and I just figured it was all talk and would test it eventually.

Last night JL and I had salad with tuna on it. We figured the boys could have left over whole wheat pasta and life would be good. NHL heard what I was making and attacked me for some tuna. Yes, he was right in the kitchen waiting to try it out of the can. Sure enough he declared it yummy and asked for a sandwich for dinner.

Who are we to deny our child the tuna that he was now big enough to enjoy? Since we knew nobody in our family would believe this we documented the event. I present you with NHL eating his tuna sandwich and a close up to show the tuna as well. 

5 years old and now eating tuna 

See it really is tuna

Of course now I wonder what else we can try to get him to eat or do since he is five and a big boy. Hmmmm. . . must make a list of items to test out.


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  • Renee says:

    I’m thinking he needs to come have a talk with Kameron. I would give ANYTHING for him to miraculously eat new foods! hahaha

  • Kim says:

    How funny! You ought to ask him what else he’ll eat now and see what he says. Say! Maybe helping around the house works that way too when you turn five. Give that a shot as well. Keep us posted!

  • That is so funny. I guess maybe fish from a can was just something he needed time and maturity to grasp. Haha. Glad you have something else he will eat. Keep us informed to what else he will eat now. :)

  • That’s awesome! It’s good when kids will give something a second chance. I hope my little guy will learn to like it….I love tuna noodle melt! Just wanted to thank you so much for my birthday wishes you left on my blog!

  • Melanie says:

    That is too funny!!! Maybe he will rethink his stance against Whiskers too? Lol

  • Geez that looks good! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me well wishes on my blog.

  • Jenni says:

    I wonder if that will work with my new 7 year old? LOL!