Friday, April 22, 2011
I find myself wondering if there is such a thing as too many bananas. Baby-G is developing a banana obsession. Every morning she stands at the gate to the kitchen saying "Nan-a, nan-a!" while making the banana peeling finger motion that is the ASL sign for banana. If I produce anything other then a banana for breakfast, she looks at me like I'm a simpleton and mutters "Nana! Nana, nana, nana!" while signing, over and over.
|We could have this many bananas|
in the house, and she'd probably still
try and eat them all.
This morning she scored one banana from me, and then while I was busy taking a shower she convinced her Dad I hadn't feed her and scored a second one. On our weekly grocery trip last Sunday I bought enough bananas to outfit a troop of monkeys. Yet, here it is only Friday and we are out. The problem with this is Baby-G does not understand, "They are gone. We are out. Yes, we have no bananas." She just doesn't get it. All she knows is that she is asking for a banana and obviously I understand her, as I repeat the word back to her, yet I don't produce one. She desperately signs and mutters over and over and melts into a little puddle of baby tears.
|I worry that I might be raising a monkey.|
I'm sort of worried about variety in her diet. A banana (or two!) for breakfast everyday... is this healthy? I mean is it possible to feed your baby too many bananas? This is the sort of thing I find myself searching Google for at 11pm at night. Apparently too many bananas can cause constipation, but as that doesn't seem to be an issue with Baby-G, I'm guessing we're in the clear.
What do you guys think? Does your kid have a food they obsess over? How many bananas is too many? At what point is it worth fighting over?
Image #1: rinse
Image #2: Keven Law