So I am going to admit, I officially think I have a fussy eater. It gets worse. He isn’t fussy at nursery, just for me. Is he a fussy home eater then?
My daily report comes back to me when I pick him up from nursery and it is usually the following –
Eaten all breakfast (2 bowls), 2 servings of lunch, snacks and 2 servings of dinner. He eats more than me!!
Our weekend food report can only be described as a disaster. Breakfast is okay, he eats 2 Weetabix and some fruit or biscotti biscuits. He lures me in to a false sense of security and makes me believe it is all going to be fine, and then lunch time strikes.
A nice hot meal (courtesy of Ella’s kitchen) is served and we settle into our high chair. Then the first spoonful goes in, maybe a second, or even a third or fourth….and then, it’s over. The spoon flies out of his hand, the mouth turns up in disgust like I am trying to give him the cats food – he might prefer that more actually, and the drama continues.
So we opt for a safer option, sandwiches, quavers, fruit and cookies. Again, he plays around with the food, squishes it in his hand, on his face, and launches bits across the dining room and/or at me or Daddy.
By this time I am laughing (in despair)! Why is this child not eating a normal meal?
So I take all the food away as quickly as possible before any more gets trodden into my carpet (by me), tidy him up and attempt to forcefully advise that he is a naughty boy.
He laughs, continues to throw anything he can until I successfully collect all the excess food up and we continue on our day.
I am left to clear up a lot of mess, and he is left to play happily in his play room…
How does this work?
Please tell me this is a phase! If you have a child that throws their food and refuses to eat any substantial healthy meal please tell me your stories. If your child eats all their food perfectly, then no comment necessary.
Of course I am joking. Please tell me this will be over soon and it gets better?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO