On Tuesday nights, Aaron usually has quinoa with steamed egg. Today, I thought I would try to add a little more nutrition to his dinner.
We're basically vegetarian's here because I don't like buying beef/pork that has been hanging up in the stall all day long. We don't eat chicken either because of the Bird Flu. I think its OK for Richard and me to be mainly vegetarian but Aaron is a growing little boy. We do have fish and in the past, I've also bought frogs. They are a good source of lean white meat and tastes almost like chicken. Aaron has had fish and frogs before. No problems.
Tonight, I added frog to his dinner for that added nutrition. He had a few bites of it and didn't say anything. Then, I made the mistake of saying something like "Ah, you like the frogs".
He just looked straight at me and I could see the horror in his little boy eyes. I think images of the frogs I've shown him must have been flashing through his mind. He might have also been thinking of the game we were playing today where we were jumping around like crazy frogs. It was also today that I taught him to go around saying "Ribbit! Ribbit!"
Immediately after that, he seemed to spontaneously throw up the previous mouthful he had just swallowed. He didn't make a big deal of it but every subsequent mouthful was screened and the frogs, no matter how mashed up I made them, were spat out.
He's never reacted this way to food before. Tomorrow I'm going to try fish and just to see if he's horrified at eating animals, I'll let him know towards the end of the meal that its fish.
Here are a couple of photos from my trip to the market to get the extremely fresh frogs.