Raise you hand if you have a child that is a picky eater?!
*INSERT LONG PAUSE HERE, WHILE I RAISE MY HANDS*
Long story short here:
Meet the 9 year old boy who will eat his weight in sushi in a single sitting.
For those not on the sushi train……RAW fish, and in some cases cooked fish, sitting atop a bed of delicious rice. Oh yes, and I can’t leave out that some of the sushi variety are wrapped in SEAWEED.
Yummy to some, not to others.
Now, meet the 9 year old boy who does not eat red meat of any kind….that’s right NO hamburgers, NO steak, NO NOTHING! But lives for Teriyaki sauce on any given white meat.
Loves ribs, won’t touch pulled BBQ.
Loves raw broccoli, cheese, and white rice, but you couldn’t pay him to eat ONE bite of broccoli casserole.
Loves potato chips and French fries, but won’t touch a potato in ANY other form.
I could go on and on. Which brings me here tonight. I made this delicious Corn Chowder soup for supper.
Here we go again with a mixture of all things he will eat separately, but not in a group form.
And what do you think happened at our supper table. Well of course he didn’t want to eat it. I had to pull out the big guns and request he eat 10 bites of the soup, or the Webkinz this week would be *poof*. And every Webkinz owner knows you MUST tend that garden or it will die.
I call it motivation, you may call it something else. He proceeded to choke down all 10 bites of the soup with much ado and drama.
I’ll tell you what my mom called it when I didn’t want to eat those DISGUSTING slimey canned beets….she called it, “I’m gonna spank you if you don’t eat those beets”. Message received. Beets eaten.
Not any more.
I don’t want him to sound too bad, but he does drink his milk and eats plenty of raw vegetables. He also loves fruits, cheese and nuts. So, I know he is getting some nutrition.
No, I don’t want to force the kid to eat foods, but I want him to try new things. But the obvious problem with meal planning is driving me crazy!
Does anybody out there have any comments, tips, suggestions, something….anything?!