Friday, May 15, 2009

The Jamba Juice Incident

Sadie is eating tons of new, grown up foods.  She's a big fan of cheese, particularly Yancy's Fancy Garlic Cheese, although she'll settle for plain cheddar when we have anything that involves shredded cheese.  She also loves yogurt.  Occasionally she's gotten to have a taste of Mommy's ice cream, which is also high on the list of things she loves.  

The biggest problem with eating grown up foods is temper tantrums.  Sadie gets so excited by the fact that she's eating grown up food that when it's gone she gets very upset. 

We had an example of that yesterday when we went to Jamba Juice.  Sadie has figured out how to drink out of a straw so I gave her a sip of my Aloha Pineapple Jamba Juice in the car.  Things started out alright.  Sadie drained two inches of Jamba Juice without showing any signs of getting a cold headache.  I was impressed. 

Then the worst possible thing that Sadie could imagine happened.  I tried to take a sip of her Jamba Juice.  It was just a little sip and I slipped the straw back over to her lips in less then five seconds, but it was too late.  Sadie was furious.  She screamed, tears streaming down her face.  I tried giving her her bottle which was full of water.  No luck.  Next I offered her her purple sippy cup, also filled with water.  She threw it violently to the ground.  Luckily we were in the car, so the scene didn't play out in public.  

By the time we got out of the car, the Jamba Juice was nearly forgotten.  And I was much more careful today when I gave her the Garlic Cheese I had brought as a treat to go with lunch at Burger King.  

If I substitute a food that she doesn't mind giving up, like Gerber's Graduate Puffs, Sadie doesn't have tantrum when she's finished.  I'm learning!

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