A big horray and thanks to one Cheryl McFaddin for the most helpful idea ever. I was reading her post today about Caleb's eating habits and she mentioned distracting him from the food by singing. Your Unsinkable not being one to normally break out in song had not tried this before.
So, today at lunch, I sang to Little David while he ate Squash. And WOW! Not only did he eat double what he normally eats, he laughed the whole time and made it so much more fun for me. He is a big fan of songs from The Sound of Music, and old jazz songs. He is NOT a fan of nursery rhymes, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, or The Erie Canal.
Either way, The Unsinkable is one cheerful mama!