Until last month, I thought I had a picky eater. I have always been so proud of the fact that my girls are adventurous eaters and don't ever require kid's menus. They prefer vegetables, don't have a problem with spicy foods, and both have very healthy diets that nutritionists would be thrilled with. My son, on the other hand, is incredibly picky.
He doesn't even like foods that kids are supposed to prefer, like cakes, candy, and sugary drinks. In fact, this picture above was staged because he flat-out refused to try a s'more when we were camping and instead ate way too many graham crackers. He just likes bland food, and that drives me crazy. I refuse to make special food for him, so we used to fight at every meal as he would recoil if a minuscule piece of leafy greens got left on his food or he would pick apart a meal asking what each tiny thing was. Making him lunches for school this past year has been my least favorite daily chore because there are so many things that he won't eat and the foods he will eat aren't easy to prepare and don't travel to school well.