Emmy has never been a fan of fresh fruit, give her any vegetable and she will happily eat it until it comes out of her ears – Sprouts, Peas, Sweetcorn, Broccoli, Carrots, you name it she will eat it. However fruit has to either be pureed, dried or a Banana, Apple or Grape.
Now this isn’t a problem at all – she eats healthily however I do like her to try new things and seeing as my major pregnancy craving is fruit – namely Strawberries, I wanted Emmy to at least try some.
She will touch them happily, sniff them and I’ve recently managed to get her to lick Strawberries but instantly she says “Yuck” and throws them away, so today after lunch when it was clear she wasn’t going to have a nap I took her to our local Pick your own for the first time. This is only a 10 minute drive from us and she was excited when I told her we were going to pick strawberries – she grabbed her welly boots and her toy shopping basket and off we went.
On arrival the lady weighed Emmy’s basket, gave me a few more as I wanted Raspberries and Blackberries too and off we went.
We headed off to pick Blackberries first as these were furthest away – I showed Emmy the Black ones and picked a few myself before I was told “No Mummy, Emmy do it myself”, which she did and she loved it.
Next were the Raspberries – this was a little harder to tell her to pick the right colour as most of them were Red but some not quite ripe yet, however she soon learnt to turn them around and check the colour on all sides, and once again off she went demanding she did it alone.