Because motherhood will never be a perfect science


on November 17, 2012

Have you ever tried to get a five year old to eat? Sigh…

Anyone would think I was trying to torture my child! I can’t believe this is the same girl who as a baby could eat anything you put in front of her. Let me take this moment to mention that she was sooo chunky! She was so cute you just wanted to squeeze her!

As I was saying…

We actually would have to wrestle the chicken drumstick from her pudgy little fingers as she ate every last morsel of the bone and attempted to devour the bone itself. She was only two at the time!

Oh, but now she is a sophisticated five year old with discerning tastes, that can take one look at her dinner plate and know through some children’s intuition that everything on her plate is “disgusting”.

I have been reduced to the typical “Do you know how many children are starving in the world?!”

Yup…I said it.

She just looked at me like I was crazy. I’m starting to think I am anyway…only crazy people try to reason with their children!

My mother thinks it’s some kind of Karma. When I was her age I refused to eat too. When my mother used the “starving children in Africa…” line on me…I told her she could mail my dinner to them since I didn’t want it.

Yup…I said it.

See how the ‘wheel of life’ turns???


2 responses to “YUP…I SAID IT

  1. Jackie says:

    You crack me up…and I mean this in the most sincere way because I HAVE SO BEEN THERE with both my kids! As little ones, they eat like maniacs…veggies, Thai food, steak, all fruits, etc. Then their taste buds form as a “mature toddler,” and it’s SO FRUSTRATING. I so appreciate your post and can’t thank you enough for sharing!

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