This phrase is incredibly common, except in my case I really think that I have the most bizarre picky eater of all. All of the flavors and foods that most children prefer she shuns, and foods that I didn't enjoy until my twenties are her favorites.
Case in point, she won't drink juice.
I can't think of a good reason why she won't. When she was younger she liked it, but now as soon as someone offers her a glass she runs away as though offered poison.
She won't have candy unless it's lemon or lime flavor, and anything cherry or strawberry-flavored she rejects. She likes spicy meats like salami, and any kind of cheese, but apples and oranges are out of the question. She can have fish any day of the week, but peanut butter and jelly could go bad in my cabinets.
Perhaps the openness to all of these unusual flavors is a good thing, but it definitely makes preparing food for her an interesting experience to say the least.
Do you have a picky eater? What are your child's favorite foods?