Sour Grapes

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Parenting - My World

I am finding my 5 year old son regressing with some basic stuff he should be doing himself. Last night we had a 30 min fight over grapes. Yes, grapes!

I was taking care of a bunch of things trying to get them ready for bed after a night of activities. He was hungry, I took some red grapes, cleaned them on the stem, put them in a bowl and handed them to him. Thus bean the 30 min standoff. "Mom, take the grapes off the stem for me." Matt, you can do that, please go ahead and eat them. I decided not to cave. 20 min later we were switching off. Why was this such a problem?