Some context for the rest of our story...
About a month ago, Plum started to show her appreciation for her favorite foods by triumphantly holding them in the air and yelling out their praises. Like this cucumber that won her heart. We call this her "F@#K Yeah!" reaction. And when she gives it, we know we have scored. She doesn't give this reaction to just anything. It's got to be the best food ever at that particular time. The opposite of a "F%^k Yeah!" is a "Oh no you didn't" reaction. This is when she brings a new food to her lips, makes a horrible face and looks you straight in the eye as if to say "Oh no you didn't" and chucks it to the floor with disgust. Also not given lightly.
Ok, so we head to the little mediterranean joint for a family test drive. We order the traditional strips and fries for Mr. Pants with the hopes that he will also try the falafel and grape leaves. He does not go beyond the sniff test. But at least he sniffed it. That's
progress. He goes on to be completely adorable and spends the remainder of our family dinner flirting with the counter girl. Classic.
Daddy and I watch and wait. What does she think? Does she love it? Does she hate it?
And with a squeal she reserves only for good food, she lifted that grape leaf into the air to
proclaim it awesome. And Daddy and I smiled. We have a winner!