About a month ago, I was elbow deep in vomit and fecal material with no end in sight, so I took the boys in for testing and found out Maverick has an allergy to wheat. And walnuts. And dogs. And dairy. But he outgrew his egg allergy?
Funny story: By the time I received the results and started caring about foods being wheat free (in addition to dairy free, nut free, and egg free), I had committed to a partnership with Gerber and Linqia for Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™. Why not, right? The kids love Gerber snacks and I wanted to blow some money on a giant, inflatable slice of pizza for my birthday.
I had no idea Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ would become a thing for us.
And I was over here like, “How in the world do I police a 16 month old’s dietary restrictions when his biggest accomplishment to date is finding his belly button?”
Teach a man to fish and he can feed a village, right?
And then, not even 30 minutes after I coached Michael, Maverick starts screeching and Michael is telling his dad NO in his frustrated, hasn’t hit puberty voice.
Maverick and Daddy Michael were squeezing Michael for one of his precious pancakes. The pancakes Michael knew Maverick wasn’t allowed to eat.
Daddy Michael- 0 Michael- 1
The boys have no concept of portion control.
They also have no idea their baked snack is made with beans, contains no genetically engineered ingredients, artificial ingredients, or flavors.
Oh, and in case you were wondering about what the kids think of Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™, Michael prefers White Cheddar Broccoli over Original. Which is fine because it’s one less nutritious snack I have to listen to them fight over.
If only everything was that easy.
We’ve all starred in a toddler tantrum while trying to find the perfect Gerber snack for their mood. Hold your head high, mama!
And don’t be like me and throw a bunch of stuff you think might work in your cart and then wonder why/how you just spent $300 without even buying meat or wine. Strive to be better by learning more about Gerber® Lil’ Beanies™ before you head to the store.