I am pretty sure my girls have decided to boycott dinner. I am not sure they have had more than two bites of dinner in several days. I figure as long as they aren't begging me for food at odd hours or aren't acting hungry, I won't worry. However, the competition for who can throw food the farthest is getting old! At least we are not trying to see who can throw the sippy cup the farthest, right?
Alison took one look at her plate of food last night and with one swipe the entire plate was on the floor. She was put into a time out and I fixed her a new plate of food. When she was done having her little fit I asked her if she was ready to eat dinner and she nodded yes and then proceeded to eat the whole thing. I think that at this age they are testing us.
Isn't feeding toddlers so fun? I often wonder how they survive on 1 bite of food a day.
Deacon too! Last night I filled his plate with a variety of things he loves and he wouldn't eat. So I offered him leftover spaghetti and he promised he would eat it. Nope, took one bite, spit it out and didn't eat the rest of the night. UGH! So frustrating!!!
Alicia rarely eats dinner and I don't make her sit at the table with us if she's not hungry. She eats when she is, and doesn't when she isn't. They both get milk as a bed time snack and she will sometimes ask for yogurt or a banana...but that's it. She eats a good breakfast/lunch and healthy snacks, so I'm not worried about it.
me and DH 09/06/05
Alicia Marie 07/06/08
David John Courtenay 14/10/09
DSDs Portia 2001 Lexi 1999 Cassondra 1989
I hate feeding kids! Oh my gosh, it's the worst. I'm sure they're fine, they're probably getting enough during the day and not too hungry by that time!
honestly? i would consider two bites a dinner success!
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Sometimes I wonder why I put so much effort into trying to provide a healthy meal for dinner... J's plate just sits there after just a few bites and T is not the biggest fan of food so he will toss it all on the floor. Just this past week, J started drinking Pediasure and I make sure he gets his vitamins every day... that's got to count for something, right? Although, he does generally eat breakfast and snack....After we're done with dinner, I now just leave J's plate out. When he tells me he's hungry, I make him choose his dinner or nothing... I know... I'm a mean mommy....
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Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07
Exactly! Why do I even try some days to feed my kids a healthy dinner? I am a mean mommy too. I do the same thing with my kids. Most of the time, they do not even want anything before bed. We offer it, but they usually just refuse. So, they must stock up on food during the day, I guess.
Now, my girls had PB&J last night with cottage cheese and fruit. They were in heaven. And why do they hate pancakes? Who hates pancakes?
I read/heard somewhere that you should try to give your kids their veggies during lunch, because dinner is hopeless.
Kristen & Donnie, 2005
Jackson Thomas, 10.08, & Colby Jameson, 5.11
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