Foundations of Healthy Eating

The other day I was sitting on the couch with Robin in one arm and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk in the other. Robin was showing some interest in the spoon as it passed by his face, so I scooped up the teensiest little bit of ice cream—a sliver about the size of a fingernail clipping—and dabbed it in his mouth. He got really serious as he processed the new sensation, the sweetness, the cold. I got myself another spoonful while I watched him. As I did so Robin grabbed at the spoon with both hands and jammed it decisively into his mouth! Hilarity. The baby books say the first solid food should be rice cereal, but we’ll always be able to tell the story about Robin’s first food being ice cream.

This is how the Phillips family feels about ice cream:

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