It has been brought to my attention by the Costco sample ladies, that a two year old will eat anything...served on a toothpick.
This may well not be the safest practice, so I did go to the trouble of finding flat toothpicks that don't come to a point. However, a breakfast that my child has rejected mere moments before, becomes an exciting culinary treat if cut up, placed on toothpicks, and offered again.
In the week since I have started serving this way if necessary, all my fantasies about 'cereal-boarding' (much like I imagine water-boarding, just with soggy Cheerios and milk) have all but disappeared.
3 days ago