The Champ is six months old now, and until today he hadn’t eaten anything but breast milk. That’s thanks to an incredible amount of effort, planning and patience on Mom’s part. But there comes a time when every boy must take his first step toward eating like a man.
I’m proud to say that Champ ate his first solid food today (if pureed into a fine mush counts as “solid”), and he handled it like, well, a champ. Here’s a video of this milestone, with some tips on how to make your own puree:
A couple of notes: I didn’t order him a a supreme Doritos Locos Taco. I figure a lot of kids don’t like sour cream and tomatoes until they’re older. Also, in retrospect, I think I should have started him on Mild sauce instead of Fire. He seemed to like the taste, but it gave him the toots later in the evening.
The thing to remember here is don’t let anyone tell you what your child can’t do. People like doctors and police officers and physicists are always imposing limitations. I propose a new parenting philosophy of constant bar-raising. Always pushing. Never saying “You probably shouldn’t” or “That’s enough.”
Because taking it easy is for old people. And if you refuse to force awesomeness onto your babyperson, you’ll miss out on moments like this:
APRIL FOOLS UPDATE: I guess I need to clarify that I DIDN’T REALLY FEED A BABY A TACO. What Champ eats in the video is sweet potatoes, and he had already been eating baby oatmeal for weeks. Parents, always follow the advice of your pediatrician.
And for adults, I do not recommend pureeing your tacos.