The new year is only a couple of weeks old and things have been different in our house. It’s my oldest child, 6 year old Ben. He’s been… awesome.
We’re not exactly sure why, but he declared, “New Year, New Ben!” and we’re grateful for his changes. He’s grown and amazingly so long and lean. He’s happier. He helps out around the house (a little). He takes showers now, instead of baths (for a kid who has sensory issues, this is big for him). He isn’t bickering with his 4 year old sister as much and giving us as hard a time as he usually does.
And the biggest change, he’s eating much more (and this is my “Super Picky Eater”). He’s been going mostly vegetarian. And I’m happy to buy tofu and loads of black beans to support that (he’s still not a fan of veggies, but will eat them). He’s losing his moniker as the “picky one” and frankly, we’ll take it.