Do any of you have picky eaters? Mason is really picky, which is really no surprise because as a kid I was a picky eater to, and still am to an extent.
I know my neighbor is really big on "you eat what I fix or not at all" and my husband feels that way too. Now my mom did not do that with me. She was more concerned about me at least having SOMETHING to eat, which is the norm is my family.
Now we have tried a couple of times making Mason go to bed without dinner. Last night being one of them and this morning he was so shaky and I thought he was going to vomit. He seems a bit better now that he had some breakfast, though he keeps asking for more telling me he is still hungry and just laying on the couch. Last time we made him go to bed without dinner because he refused to eat any of what we fixed, the next morning he was so shaky he could barely stand and his lips were so pale and he just flopped on the couch and could barely get up to get his breakfast. However once he did eat is breakfast he was fine.
Now I do not handle sickness well, especially vomiting, so I want to avoid this at all costs! Other people tell me well they will learn. I don't see him associating him not feeling well in the morning with not eating the night before, so I don't think that is going to change whether or not he eats dinner. I hate seeing him like this in the morning, so I would rather give him a peanut butter sandwich for dinner than for him to go without eating. I also don't let him snack much in the afternoon, so that he will be hungry for dinner. But it doesn't really matter how hungry he is, he still won't eat many things.
I myself get shaky and weak and not feel well if I need something to eat. I don't want him to feel that way.