How do I put into words the frustration of trying to get Charlee who is now 14 months old to eat?
Is my cooking really that bad? Just getting her to take one bite becomes a wrestling match.
Once she has that first bite, she might try two or three others and then if she decides she doesn't like it, that is it. The fight is on and she is not going to back down.The one thing she will always eat, cereal. No matter the kind or the flavor with or without milk, this has been the way many meals have ended.
In talking to other mom's who share this frustration, I know I am not alone. Some days are better than others. At times I think I could skip the fight, just throw the food on the floor myself. But the kid needs to have some fun, right.
What she likes today, she might not like tomorrow. Don't even try to hide the veggies, she will know and the fight is on.
Here are the foods she will almost always eat:
A few of the "Gerber" snacks.
Mac n' Cheese
And any Chocolate
I would give you a list of the food she doesn't like to eat, but this post is already longer than I thought.
Interestingly she will let Karst feed her, but when I do she gets really frustrated. I don't see what we do different. She takes forever to eat by herself, but will eat more if I am not paying attention.
I have resorted to bowls with suction cups on the bottom, so the food lasts a little bit longer, before she grabs it and throws it. Maybe she just likes getting three baths a day.
Any suggestions? Any volunteers? Anyone want to mop?