Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day One: Why I'm Here

So basically my son is a picky eater, extremely picky. I'm pretty sure the only things keeping him alive are crackers and pretzels. The handful of other foods he eats include cereal, pb&j, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, french fries & pizza. That's it. Nothing healthy, no fruits, no veggies.

I'm not really sure how we came to this point. He used to eat everything I put in front of him, or at least give it a try. I loved cooking for him and I looked forward to our daily avocado we would split for a mid morning snack. I'm not really sure when the turning point occurred, things just kept coming off his list of things he liked eating until it ended up how it is today.

Today, my husband and I decided enough was enough. He is going to be 3 in a few weeks and his eating habits really need to change. I am no longer going to cater to him, he will eat what we eat... he has to right??

So tonight I made a pretty basic meal, nothing to scary. Just steak, steamed carrots and crescent rolls. I put about 5 carrots, 5 pieces of steak and a roll on his plate. When I put the plate in front of him, it was like the world had ended. He screamed, he cried and he yelled. Now, let me just tell you, it was no surprise to him that this was going to happen tonight. I made sure to talk to him all day about it. He helped me make the carrots and the rolls and held the door open for my husband when he was coming in from the grill with the steak.

We calmed him down and explained to him that we weren't going to force him to eat the food, that he just had to sit there with us while we ate and that he wasn't going to get anything else to eat before bed. We encouraged him to try the food and.... he ate the roll (of course) and he put one carrot in his mouth and promptly spit it out like it was the plague. He sat there with us until we were finished and then we got him ready for bed. After we put him in bed, I came downstairs and decided to blog about this whole experience. I have a feeling it's going to be a long journey and I know many other parents struggle with picky eaters as well!

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