I have reached a wall today with the kids. This throwing-food-on-the-floor thing has got to stop. I was previously a little nervous to “get tough” with them, and take it away, because well, the boys are skinny. I want them to eat, what can I say? How can you take food away from a skinny kid? Well, when the 3rd carrot slice hit the floor today, I decided enough was enough. I’m not going to wait for them to peg someone in the back of the head with a chicken nugget the next time we are in a restaurant!
I know the consensus is that when the food throwing starts, they aren’t hungry anymore. Well, my kids might decide to throw the first piece of food they are given (or drop, or sneakily flick off the side, or scoop into their lap), and then eat the next two pieces. I usually take the food away for a while, and give it back in a few minutes because the are sitting there, looking all sweet, asking for food. Well, they may eat some more, or they may try to “swipe” it (plate and all) right off their tray if they don’t want it. Today at lunch, Cameron had finished his carrots, and was looking like he wanted more, so I swapped his empty plate for Ben’s confiscated plate that had more carrots on it, and he immediately “swiped” the whole thing off his tray- carrots everywhere. Aaaaaaaaaaa!
I just can’t do it anymore, I’m at the point where I know they know what they are doing. From now on, the first time I see someone intentionally drop so much as a crumb, their meal is over. Mommy’s getting tough, and getting tired of scrubbing food chunks off the walls.
On a funny note, I figured out a way to stop Ben from whining.. he has a very penetrating, irritating whine. (Kind of like the noise in Dumb and Dumber.. that Jim Carey makes?) I found that when he does it, if I do it right back to him, he just starts laughing and stares at me. I may have to get that on video for you.
I have exciting news too! I have been offered, by Kolcraft, an AWESOME brand new double stroller to give away as a fundraiser! So stop back, that should be starting soon!
I know, I’m way past due for my ‘Lily’ post! It’s coming up soon! Sorry for the pictureless post!