When you offer your kids a new dish

New York book - novels - Food - Elephant and Piggie book, I Really Like Slop, by Mo Willems

We are loving the Mo Willems ‘Elephant & Piggie’ books at the moment.

This particular one, I Really Like Slop, struck a chord this morning, after a recent effort to widen the girls’ list of acceptable foods.

They just don’t like to eat the same food as each other. It is exhausting trying to prepare meals that we will all actually eat. So, like true New Yorkers, we eat out a lot.

Why do I even bother? Click here for my top family friendly restaurants in Downtown Manhattan.

This week’s Highs & Lows:

Glorious weather. New York Falls are fantastic. Sunny, clear blue skies, cool wind and… ZERO HUMIDITY. You can breeze out of the house without worrying about either suncream & hats or coats & mittens.


Trying to get T & B to eat a wider variety of food, as it’s time to start introducing baby J to solids, since he’s started eating flies and all. It feels like a natural time to do it. It’s not going so well. Can you tell?

Happy Friday everyone.

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Author: Alex

Hello. Toddling Round New York is my own little blog of our family's experience of moving young kids from London to New York... And of having a baby out here. They are my own baby steps of exploring this incredible city. I lived in five countries in four continents growing up, so you'd think I'd be good at this by now. Here you'll find stories and photographs of our adventures, the highs and the lows of expat parenthood, and some ideas I hope you'll find useful if you're in New York with young kids.

2 thoughts on “When you offer your kids a new dish”

    1. I know! We started on his Knuffle Bunny Brooklyn books, and are now inhaling the Elephant & Piggie ones. They’re so brilliant.

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