One of the reasons I started this project was to help my husband overcome his “picky eater syndrome.”
Well, I thought it was about time I did some bragging on my husband.
I’m happy to report that in just 4 meals he’s already come a long way.
The first change happened about two weeks into the adventure. He stopped grunting ”good” when I asked him how the food was. In fact, I haven’t really had to ask. He’ll just let me know. As someone who doesn’t like to beg for opinions, I can’t tell you how happy this makes me.
On a related note, there’s nothing I love more than to eat a big meal and discuss the experience with friends. At our dinner parties we hash out the good, the bad, and the ugly. My husband used to be really uncomfortable doing this (I suppose he was afraid of giving the “wrong answer”). Now that he realizes there’s no such thing as a wrong answer, he’s getting into the experience.
Of course, I still have to remind him not to scrunch up his face when he hears of a new “strange” dish or ingredient. Usually I just say”Why are you making that sour face? You haven’t even tried that to know if you don’t like it!”
Little by little, my open outlook towards food is settling into his psyche. Most importantly, he’s figured out that by having an open mind he gets to try some really neat foods and have fun dinner parties with friends. Like anything it just takes consistent work and encouragement.
I’m proud of how much progress he’s made already!