Friday, July 16, 2010
So with this aside, there still is the issue of yesterday. Now, I'm not one to serve my kids only organic foods, and make them happy vegetable faces out of tomatoes and celery sticks. Like I said, we're all doing the best we can. So, we have a rule here at our house: If you don't like dinner, fine. All you have to do is take one bite, say you don't like it, and you get a bowl of cereal. Nothing else. Just cereal, that's the only other option. I'm not hard core enough to put them to bed without eating. Last night was Zitti. Simple pasta, sauce and meatballs. Ella decided when she saw the noodle box that she didn't like it. She ate her bite and got her cereal, no big deal. Aiden had a royal meltdown, and ended up sitting for 2 hours with a cold, sticky, sauceless noodle sitting in front of him. We went about our evening cleaning up, giving the girls their baths and putting them in bed and yet there he sat. Anytime we'd come near he'd start up again with the crying. I was ready to hit the lights and leave him there and act like we were going to bed too. Thanks to my wonderful husband, he finally got him to eat the stinkin' noodle...and Aiden ate his cereal. He went to bed an hour late, but I went to bed feeling proud of us for following through. On the other hand, was that too harsh? He's 2 and I'm 25 but we are equally stubborn. I was so glad he ate the noodle. I honestly didn't know how this would end up. What was I gonna do, give him his blanket and pillow and let him sleep at the table?
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