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who doesn't like bananas?

seriously. everyone likes bananas, right?

it's official. marcus HATES bananas. i have fed him bananas now on 6 different occasions, always making sure they were perfectly ripe (not bitter or overly sweet). tonight i even blended it with some rice cereal and breastmilk into a smoothie of sorts. no dice. each time i attempt it, he gags and makes a face like he's smelled something rancid.

stay tuned for a photo of his expression for utter disgust....i've just got to capture it!

Comments

fayebean said…
I guess its not really a surprise, but Joe hates bananas. I even tried to sweeten the deal in banana bread with chocolate chips and after he ate just the littlest bite he made a face similar to the one you are describing.
blissful_e said…
I didn't like bananas for a long time, but I've gotten to where I'll eat them in a pinch (we always seem to have some in the house!).

Some people like them whole, not mashed (and vice versa). The two versions do taste different.
Natalie said…
Guillermo hates plain bananas, too. He says they smell. However, he will eat banana pancakes (my favorite if you add chocolate chips), banana muffins, and banana smoothies.
ah ha! thats my boy! xo lizzie
mamahoward said…
I know that face! Although sadly, Ian makes it for bananas, applesauce and peas (otherwise known as everything that we've tried to feed him except cereal).

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