If there’s one thing that makes me loopy as a mom, it’s the toddler food wars.
Now, I’ve fought these wars and I am so grateful that we spaced our children a bit. Because the pay off is seen daily in my six-year-old. He is willing to try “new” things, he eats a variety of foods and he makes excellent choices. My eldest will often choose a fruit over a cookie or other less-wise choice. I love that!
So when my two year old, who is currently eating only 5 things, refuses to try anything and chooses to skip whole meals rather than eat what is offered to him, I take a deep breath and read some article from Dr. Sears to cheer me up and encourage me on. It’s like he’s saying “Onward and upward Mommy!”. Thanks Dr.
Today I read this article from Dr. Sears and it was encouraging. Probably one of the best I’ve read about food battles with little ones. I don’t agree with everything he says though. I don’t condone food just sitting out for hours while a child nibbles on and off during that time. No, no, no. A snack here or there while sitting, sure though. Once you get up, that’s it though.
But it was the encouragement that I needed. And just for kicks because I’ll laugh about it later, the few things Chase will eat these days are as follows:
and sometimes he’ll eat some Peanut Butter.
Sigh…It gets better! I’m just going to remind myself that it gets better. Yeah…