Silas used to eat anything and everything we put before him. As of late, his food preferences have gradually turned from foods like vegetables and good fats to things like fruits and grains, which isn't really a huge problem except that lately, he has eaten the fun stuff nearly exclusively. Last night at dinner we began the hard line, as recommended by our pediatrician, of putting down vegetables and ONLY vegetables. If he eats the vegetables, then other tasty things are put before him. Of course, it's a big IF, and we knew it was going to be. The photos will illustrate complete failure and so he didn't get his normal big dinner, but the doctor promised that we're not abusing him, and that eventually he'll get hungry enough and eat those vegetables, and then subsequently learn that, 'Hey, if I eat these things, I get cheese! And turkey dogs! And mandarin oranges! And a graham cracker!' One can only hope. For now, this is mealtime.