DF didn't cook much when he had his kids. They would order pizza, do frozen pizza, hb helper or tacos and would eat at McDonalds way more than I would like to. Now that he is supporting us and we have 7 mouths to feed we rarely eat out and I cook every meal. We make the kids eat whether they like it or not.
Of course I've heard nothing but "i dont like this" and "this is nasty" since I moved here. My boys have gotten used to the "you eat what I make" so much so that Russ will thank me for all meals and tell me how good they are. I talked to DF about how its all wearing on me (ive been way too emotional lately). He said they don't like anything and were like that with him too.
Saturday night Russ was the only one to eat and get dessert. Of course he made a point of telling them that all night and the rest of the wknd but they didnt seem to care.
Yesterday for lunch I made PB&J and bananas. One didn't like PB and another complained about the banana. I finally asked DF wth his x feeds them if they don't like anything I make. He doesn't know but said they don't eat mac and cheese either.
When they were complaining about lunch and all the meals being nasty, he did back me up and tell them that no one cared about their opinion and they were going to eat what ever was made.
I'm against being a short order cook and am not willing to give up balanced meals to please any of them. How do you handle picky eaters?