Thursday, January 05, 2006
Daddy loves fish, any types of fish (not the same type of Piscean Lust that this guy has though, Daddy's love is the edible type). Big fish, small fish, ocean fish, fresh water fish ; cooked in whatever styled, steamed, fried, soup, curry. And Zara is just like Daddy. When it's dinner time, and we put her onto her highchair, she would point to the fish dish (we always have a fish dish for dinner because Daddy can't do without) and bounced excitedly on her chair chanting, "wis!" If we gave her just her porridge (cooked with either pork or chicken with vegetable), she would just casually trust her tongue and push the porridge out of her mouth (her way of spitting). We have to take a bit of fish, put it on top of the porridge and tell her, "See, fish! Now, eat." We can't cheat her, she has very sensitive taste bud, if she tasted no fish in her porridge, she would just spit out the porridge. We went to have Japanese dinner during the weekends. We ordered a serving of grill salmon with salt for Zara. The first bite she took, she immediately put her thumb out and said, "Gng" (her pronunciation of Good). She had 2/3 of the salmon steak all by herself! At home for dinner, the amount of fish she consumed is the same as the amount I would take. This week for dinner, she refused to have her porridge nor rice, and just wanted fish, nothing else! Where is she going to get her carbo? This morning, I told her in the car, Me : Tonight's dinner, you ask Kakak to cook you fish ok? Zara : *bouncing in her car seat* Wis! Me : How you tell Kakak to give you fish? Zara : TATAK! Wis! Me : How big you want the fish to be? Zara : *stretched her arms out and bounced further* (her way of signing big) The rate she's eating fish, we'll have to buy another adult's portion every time we go marketing. With a big cat and a little cat at home, fish has become a necessity!! Luckily we have befriended the fish monger in our market in Kampung Subang who sells us very good and fresh fish at a reasonable price (used to do marketing in Imbi Market and paid double the price for same amount of fish)!!