My newly turned 9 year old mini man has a stubborn streak rivaling mine! In this case, mine WILL win!
Rayne’s a picky eater. Not in the sense that he’s closed off on what he will eat, but in the sense that he only wants to eat certain things at certain times.
I made eggs for breakfast this morning and when Rayne was called down for breakfast, it was immediately, “what are we having?”
This is an every meal question and its because he’s deciding wether or not he’ll want to eat.
I told him, “it doesn’t matter what were having. It’s breakfast time and if you don’t want to eat now, there’s nothing else until lunch. Are you going to eat or not?”
“What are we having?!”
“Are you going to eat or not Rayne?”
“What are we having?!” In a loud, attitude filled voice!
That doesn’t fly with this mama!
So Rayne has been sent to bed to wait by himself until lunch time.
In our house, the hubbs and I try to enforce and stick to meal and snack time. There’s no snaking all day long whenever you feel like it.
My picky, even defiant, eater will learn his lesson the hard way. Tough love.
If I had an aversion to food like my mini man, I wouldn’t need to worry about swimsuit season diets or workouts!
Do you have a picky eater in your home? Any tips or strategies that work for you?