What’s the Matter Dinner?
My toddler is in no way starving but every night it’s the same dance; she she turns up her nose at dinner. The same dinner mommie brought into the rotation 2 weeks ago and she adored it! This is downright frustrating but I suppose if you read most articles in regards to this subject it’s another way for these little mini me’s to assert their independence.
So of course now I’m mapping out my game plan, I’m searching Google, reading forums, looking at other happy mom blogs to see what may work for my quirky little 2 year old. My X’s and O’s look like the chalkboard playing field in football locker room; all over the place. While some believe kids will eat when they’re ready others implement the you’re not leaving the table until you finished set of standards. I feel I fall somewhere in the middle Man oh Man I pray she eats her food so I don’t have to put her in time-out. Naaaa I’m kidding I won’t put her in time out for not eating it, throwing it across the table at her brother yes (story for another day), but not for refusing it.
I did however read an interesting suggestion of serving her an empty plate and letting her ask for dinner. I actually like the idea of this, since she’s constantly asking me for food anyway. And it’s not always junk food 70% of the time she would prefer I give her candy from Christmas or Halloween that we still have hidden in a bowl on top of the fridge, she does like bananas, grapes and yogurt. But I feel this idea is such a gem because maybe now she’ll ask me for what everyone else is eating because of course she doesn’t want to be left out…genius!! I’m going to reverse psychology her all the way to the dinner table!
I hope to share worthwhile results on this one.