Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dinner time is not for the weak

We are entering an awful phase in Porgie's development. Its called the "I don't want to eat anything" phase. If your child is already in this phase, you have my sympathy. If your child hasn't reached this phase, get down on your knees and praise the lord.

Before beginning this story, I have to tell you about Porgie's former eating habits. In the past, if I fed her something she did not like, she would simply spit it out. Porgie's tactics are now new and improved...

For the past several weeks, Porgie has been fussing at breakfast. Typically I feed her pureed fruit, so I decided to alter the menu. I made oatmeal and Porgie actually cried so hard she puked. Lovely.

For dinner, I made Porgie a tamale pie. This is the torture I had to endure for making my child a nice wholesome meal...
I am trying not to act too concerned with her tantrums. I have been casually offering her another bite, as if she wasn't having a meltdown. After I few tries, I give up and offer her something else. And by something else, I mean pasta.

13 comments:

Eva said...

Awww, such a sad face. That sounds very hard. It sucks when they don't want something special you make. Disloyal babies! Poor Mommy.

Misguided Mommy said...

macaroni, that is the only thing that wouldn't make brandon lose his shit for about 3 months. he was even eating it for breakfast. now we have incorporated waffles, cheese, and uhhh different shaped macarnoi! i got him the little kid cuisine meals and they at least have some corn in them. he sometimes will eat corn on the cob and once in a while he will eat cinnamon life. but try and get him to eat anything i'm eating, (besides ice cream of course) and he will just freak out!

Catizhere said...

I thank God every day for my kids. They would eat dirt.
Will gobbles down brocolli, peas, cauliflower, even spinach.

The only foods Maggie refuses are potatoes (WTF??!!) in any form, and lima beans which are evil anyway.

Amber said...

Welcome to the world of feeding toddlers! It's hard but it does get somewhat easier! Dinnertime is still a struggle in my household 4 times out of a week but now I can discipline them for not eating! ;-)

Paula said...

We are kind of in the same boat....except Ella goes on this kick about WHO is feeding her...not WHAT she is eating.

Last night for example....screamed like a wild woman when I tried to feed her dinner....Daddy takes over and she calmly eats everything!

Somehow I've suddenly become the scary Mom!!

S said...

Sounds like our home. K's food reportoire has expanded a bit, but not by much.
Mac n cheese is a staple, of course.

Rachel said...

SAD POO FACE BUT SHE HAS KILLER EYES!! Well Max just throws everything on the floor. he has some stuff make it in his mouth but he likes to test gravity. When Max does not like something he acrtually tried to get out of the highchair. Or he won't open his mouth unless I say "Bannana"!!

Bon said...

ah yes, welcome to it. i think Porgie and O are quite close in age, and the same horrors have been erupting at our house, even with little Mr. "i'd eat the cat if it wasn't nailed down". a food he loved? today i offer it and it is met with affront and outrage, and a look very much like the one on Porgie's face. then, i leave a spoonful sitting in front of him, and oh wait, maybe he likes that after all. then he gives me the hairy eyeball when it's all gone.
can't win. :)

but i want to know...erm...what's a tamale pie? can i have one?

Bon said...

ah yes, welcome to it. i think Porgie and O are quite close in age, and the same horrors have been erupting at our house, even with little Mr. "i'd eat the cat if it wasn't nailed down". a food he loved? today i offer it and it is met with affront and outrage, and a look very much like the one on Porgie's face. then, i leave a spoonful sitting in front of him, and oh wait, maybe he likes that after all. then he gives me the hairy eyeball when it's all gone.
can't win. :)

but i want to know...erm...what's a tamale pie? can i have one?

JC said...

sounds very familiar..Tonight we took him out to eat and he sucked on a lemon most of the time b/c other food made him get really pissed off.

Mary said...

We have days like that around here too only the food Claire will always eat is cheese. Just remember it will pass...eventually.

Em said...

must be a age thing, Billy seems to refuse things one day and other eat fine, today he has refused his evening meal and gone to bed with just milk in his tum, so frustrating!

Its pants!

Lainey-Paney said...

It gets better.
Gage went through that.

...and now, he's 2 & can be quite particular about food, but he does actually eat some bites now. Is Porgie teething? Gage's eating patterns have always been affected by his teething.