Most parents probably try peas as one of the "first" foods. I am no exception. I tried them first, but blended them up, yuck. It took me awhile to get over that taste and so I assumed it would take Ellie awhile as well. However, we gave it a go again today for lunch (five and half months later). I cooked them in a little cream, butter, and then tossed them with a little parmesan. They were a hit!
My daughter really likes using utensils rather then her hands. For this particular meal she only wanted one pea on the fork at a time. When I would try to load it up she would "share" with me and let me eat that bite. So one pea at a time it was. Lunch took one hour.
Every once and awhile I would try putting two peas on there but she saw right through my attempts. I got those. Occasionally, she would try to get them with her fingers instead. She would spend five minutes chasing them around the table without success and would finally go back to the one pea on the fork. Long lunch but she ate tons. Well, tons for a little munchkin.