August 26, 2013

Stories From the Bright Side: When They Just Don't Wanna Eat What Mommy Cooks

Disclosure:  This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Happy Family blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

Remember when your kid was going through the "Picky Eater" phase and everyone tried to reassure "It's just a phase, they'll grow out of it."  Well, my youngest has gone through phases like none other.  

First it was milk.  

The child would eat plain ol' cereal right out the bowl.

Then we went through the peanut butter phase.  Where all he wanted was peanut butter sandwiches.  Day and night.

I thought my poor lil' child would starve to death but my mom reassured me he'll be fine.  

Then when the Little Old Lady was younger she had tummy troubles.  I changed how I prepare food to a healthy style.  I worried so because she wouldn't eat anything I cooked but her grandma's oil-laden, butter-basted, deep fried cooking didn't seem to bother her one single bit.  Here I was snapping green beans and blanching them to a slight change in color saving all the healthy goodness and here's my beloved daughter at the table pushing her plate away saying "I'm not hungry".  


Oh, then there was the carrots.  OMG, I know my mom will cringe as I share the story of how the oldest of Los Tres Amigos refused to eat carrots.  I made my usual plea "If you don't finish your dinner, you cannot have any dessert."  He looked at me with his big old eyes and said "Mommy, I don't think I like carrots."  Well, again I told him that if he didn't finish his carrots he wouldn't get dessert.  My child sat at the dinner table for nearly 30 minutes after we'd finished eating and loading the dishwasher.  He was determined as only a 4 year old could be that he wasn't gonna eat those carrots.  So no dessert.  The next night, guess what veggie I served at dinnertime?  Yep, carrots.  Again, he refused to eat his carrots and again no dessert.  Finally on the third night, my mom said "Honey, he doesn't like carrots" and my child looked at her and said "Grandma, that's what I've been trying to tell her all week."  Kids.  

So, what's your mealtime funny?  I'd love to hear about it. 




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