We have officially graduated from the mayo phase into the ketchup one. This is complicated because Raccoon also struggles with acid reflux and food allergies (dairy, corn, soy, food coloring, etc). But I often trade getting him to eat for not sleeping at night. Pretty much everything I used to think about children and nutrition I am willing to throw out the window, as long as Raccoon eats something... anything.
Over at the SPD blogger network, there was a post called "Signs You Have a Kid with Eating Issues." I had to laugh, because that is my life. Sometimes I think, "Maybe Raccoon would eat ____ if I was a gourmet cook..." because I am not even a good cook. My food experiments go awry, 100% of the time.
Raccoon's main problem is consistency. Something he loves one day he will not touch the next, for inexplicable reason. Most of the time he's just not interested in whatever it is I am offering. If the food is not just right (temperature, taste, simplicity, color), Raccoon won't touch it, no matter how hungry he is. Often a good food day will be followed by several bad ones.
So this is my appeal to the powers that be. Can ketchup and rice count as a major food group please, or at least a healthy meal?