Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Picky eating...

Just a quick public service announcement that I am sooooo thankful I do not have picky eaters.

I have been watching a little girl whose mom is moving homes right now...Dad is deployed and today was the big moving day so little "N" came to play at our house...

And the child does not eat.  She eats pizza and she eats yogurt.  And thats it.  Seriously. 

So I make this delicious juicy lemon chicken tonight and some rice to go along with it and she takes a look at it and says, "oh, I won't like that.  I can't eat it."  Sure enough.  She managed two teeny tiny bites of chicken and the complaining did not stopppppppppppppp....So I told her she needed to be done complaining and if she didn't like the food she didn't have to eat it.

And do you know what that little punk said?  "Well, I'll just have to complain at home because my mom would never make me eat this." 

Alrighty then....you just go ahead and complain at home. 

Her mom dropped by a microwave pizza (blech) that I nuked for her and she ate every drop.  **shaking head**

But, she wants to come back tomorrow.  Apparently even with my horrific lemon chicken and rice our house is a pretty cool place to hang.  :)

4 comments:

lesthook said...

Youngest 2 grandkids are like that. The older ones we would feed anything when they were little and they at least tried everything. The youngest had doctors sayin don't give them this or this till they are x years of age. Pickey.pickey eaters!

The Hannant Family said...

My niece is like that. Her staple is pringles. or cheetos, or chips. You know crap food. My kids think they are picky but they really aren't. My pickiest kid won't eat any sauces, just likes his food plain. anyway I always enjoyed hanging at your house.

The Days of your Life said...

You are on my list for "meanest neighbor mommy in the neighborhood!" Consider yourself lucky. It's a hard award to be nominated for!

TheMuffinMom said...

My first three children ate everything I made. My next two, inexplicably, refuse to eat anything but top ramen noodles and bread. I've tried incentives, begging, pleading, cajoling, threatening, even denying them food until they try "just a bite" of something new. The result is always the same: they puke it up again or they happily choose starvation rather than try something new. The choice was prison for child neglect (because they were turning bone thin!) or giving in and buying more Ramen. I AM the women toting cheap nasty food to your house!