I finally figured out what cumulative means. It means my oldest child gets about 5% of the recommended amount of vitamins and minerals that he should each day.
My two year old eats everything; avocado, asparagus, beets. Put it in front of her and it’s gone. No doubt that she gets 100% of the vitamins and minerals that kids need each day.
Her older brother, not so much. He consumes chicken nuggets, cheese pizza, and an occasional glass of milk. I know it’s an old joke but ketchup is his only vegetable.
Day after day he refuses to eat anything remotely healthy. And to make matters worse, his tastes change weekly.
We went to a fancy grocery store yesterday and they were giving samples of fresh fruit. Oh my, he actually liked the tangelo. He ate two pieces. That was the most natural vitamin C he has consumed in years. I bought several, thinking we finally found a fruit fix.
The very next day he says, “I don’t like those anymore.” “But you loved them yesterday,” I exclaim. “That’s when I was younger.”
And so the tangelo goes the way of the banana, blueberry, apple, peach, pear, orange and strawberry.
It’s going to be embarrassing when my child gets the “ancient mariner” disease. Think of the ridicule he is going to get in Kindergarten. Have you ever thought about what rhymes with scurvy?