A long while ago my 2 yr 9 mo old son decided he did not like eggs. He was good enough to taste them (and re-tasted them on a couple later occasions), but he made up his mind he just does not like them. If we even put a little on his plate he'll pick them up and put them on our plate, and remind us "I not like eggs!"
The problem is we frequently have eggs for breakfast, so he's missing out on half the protein (he'll eat sausage just fine so I'm not really worried). My 1 yr old daughter loves eggs and will gladly scarf down his share.
He's a picky eater in general, it's not just eggs. But I've read How To Feed A Picky Eater and some of the other questions on this site and it gives us some ideas. But I'd like to focus a question specifically on eggs since we eat them almost daily, which both makes them an important staple and a useful thing to experiment with.
Anyone have good tricks for getting their kids to eat eggs? Would fixing them differently be worth trying, or would continued pushing just turn him off eggs permanently? How common is it that kids don't like eggs, and then like them when they get older?
[Update] My son is now a 4 year-old, and still the most picky eater you can imagine. We've tried all the ideas people have suggested; mostly it just turns into a big power struggle (he's quite a strong-willed kid), so we don't bother. Eggs are the least of our concern now - anything we fix he'll look at and declare he doesn't like it, even though he's never tasted it. At Easter we did find that he likes the whites from hard boiled eggs, but only a nibble, and only if the shell's been dyed green.
We've instituted a rule that when we have dinner, we're all going to eat what's fixed, and if he doesn't want it, he can have something different only after mama's done eating. Unfortunately, he's fine with that; he just goes off and plays. But at least mama gets to eat with the rest of us rather than doing speciality catering.
This last weekend I started working on helping him learn about money, buying things, and earning money for doing jobs. On a whim I said I'd give him a nickel for each thing he tasted that he'd never eaten before.
And goodness, this has worked. The first time, he held his nose took a taste of my spoon and rushed to the sink to spit it out. Okay, well he tried it at least. But then he returned; "Daddy, can I taste that again? Mmm, can you put that in a bowl for me?" He learned he loves mama's stew. Last night he discovered that pot pie is actually quite yummy. Corn chips are great too, but not salsa. And... he voluntarily tasted scrambled eggs (twice!); just not his cup of tea. This whole other world of taste is opening up for him, at the low low cost of 35 cents. :-)