Two for Tuesday

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Two for Tuesday
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Tue, 03-12-2013 - 3:29pm

1. What's for dinner?

2. What is one thing that you are looking forward to?

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:47pm
So what do you do if the kid does not like it, just offer PB&J? My kids would never eat that as they don't like it. What is the difference then of what they make if they don't like it?
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:48pm
My house is small enough Jam that there is no reason for it to be cluttered and dirty and a mess.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:50pm

I hear that a lot.  But, I don't like cleaning up after hubby cooks....he is a sloppy cook.  And, I am a neat cook, so there isn't much to clean up after me, b/c I clean as I go.  So, in general, the cook cleans the kitchen.  Someone different sets and clears the table (that person also puts food away).  There are typically 9000 other things going on, so everyone else is busy doing other stuff.

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:51pm
No, we don't clean up what we cooked after one another. We clean up the dishes on the table, put away any leftover food, put away condiments, clean up the table, etc.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:52pm

lifespeachy wrote:
Personally, it doesn't matter WHO is making something different. It's not an option if the kid is going to pick and choose to eat part of the dinner that was cooked for the family.

I guess I'm lucky, my kids eat pretty much everything that is prepared.  I prepare good quality food (and lots of it lately, lol) and they really like my cooking, so they eat.  Both of my kids really enjoy food and would rather not have a bowl of cereal, pbj or bagel for dinner.  That want a meal!

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:53pm
My kids are usually pretty good but some days they are just not into what we are cooking and I am not making more than one "meal". There are times that we all have something different BUT we don't cook an entire meal for everyone. Sometimes the kids will have leftovers or something quick and the hubby and I will grab Subway.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:54pm
Really? JUST that? Why? If they are making it themselves, what is the difference if they have an entire sandwich or something they will make themselves.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:54pm

DD1 is a very picky eater, If I make meatloaf with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes she'll only touch the meatloaf and maybe one bit of broccoli. She's my skinny minny and I hate that she's a picky eater but I can't imagine making my kids eat anything, Eek.

 


 


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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:55pm
Yeah, it's kind of a funny debate, lol. We've had times when this was a bigger issue, but I've never catered to the kids' pickiness, and these days, they are just happy that they are being served a meal!
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:56pm

Not PB&J. A single piece of bread with peanutbutter. If they don't like that option, then I guess that they are out of luck. But, my whole point was that they do not get to choose to eat PART of what was prepared AND make something different.

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