The other night at dinner, I was one triumphant mom. Charlie has refused to eat anything that looks different - especially in color. This means not too many vegetables enter that little mouth of his. I heard not to make a big deal about him not eating certain foods, but to keep offering it to him. Therefore, there was one piece of broccoli accompanying his carrots and chicken. He devoured a number of carrots and decided he didn't want to look at the broccoli anymore so he handed it to me. Instead of taking it, I tried something new. "Charlie. Let's play a game. Mommy and Charlie will both eat their broccoli at the same time. 1...2...3!!!" Ha! What do you know. It worked. Charlie ate 3 pieces that way and some more on his own later. Now I can relax until he gets his license and wants to take my car out on a Saturday night.