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 - 5:17pm

lifespeachy wrote:
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!

Same for us, but my kids have always had the two bite rule and it really worked, they are great eaters today and eat a wide variety of foods and mostly good quality food.  I think that's the difference too, I make most meals from scratch with fresh ingredients.  

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:18pm

Macklemore wrote:
Why are they JUST happy that they are being served a meal? :(

Mine are happy anytime they don't have to make a meal for themself!  I even get the cute pouty face from time to time, which is really funny in teenage boys that are much taller than me!

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:28pm
My daughter is funny. She is a very adventurous eater, and keeps trying things that she hasn't liked before, b/c she wants to like it, lol.
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:31pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">litlmiss_cantbewrong</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;lifespeachy&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Not in our house. If you don't like what's for dinner, you can choose to eat it or not. Yoiu don't get to pick and choose, then make something else too.&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I really agree. When I stopped catering to my picky eater and making her try all the foods we were eating, over time she found she liked almost everything.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p><span>We always had the two bite rule in our house when the kids were younger, try two bites before you decide if you don't like something.  I'm sure I have just started the great food debate of 2013 by that comment!</span></p><p><span><br /></span></p>

Yes of course you did PA.  I also only said I made (and I do mean made because at first she didn't like it) TRY a couple bites of the various foods we were eating that she KNEW she did not like--without ever having them touched her lips.  So because I was mean like that, she is no longer not very picky.  SUCCESS!

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:37pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">litlmiss_cantbewrong</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&amp;gt;My dad is 67!&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Wow G-gal I know you are much younger than me too.  My dad was only 21 when I was born.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>He was 36 when I was born.  :)  My mom is 7 years younger-- she'll be 60 this year. </p>

My mom was 20!  They were too young to know better I guess.  : ) 

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:45pm

Macklemore wrote:
Why are they JUST happy that they are being served a meal? :(

Nice diversion, Happy kids...  ;-)

 

 

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:47pm

Macklemore wrote:
My consensus is that if 3/4 like it, that is what we are having. lol. They usually will eat the sides and if they are still hungry, make a sandwich, bagel, etc. lol.

That's pretty much what we do.  I won't tolerate rude comments about food, so they had to come to the table,  sit through the meal, and eat what they liked.  If they were still hungry, they could have something else later as long as they cleaned up after themselves.  I never fought with my kids about food.  I fought about plenty of other things, but never about food.

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:48pm

lifespeachy wrote:
My daughter is funny. She is a very adventurous eater, and keeps trying things that she hasn't liked before, b/c she wants to like it, lol.

That's cute!  My youngest just tried something new when we were out to dinner a couple of nights ago, he's not a big sauce guy at all but wanted to try my dish, which was covered in sauce.  I was able to tell him the ingredients, which he knew he liked, tried it and discovered he liked it!  I love that they are willing to try stuff!

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:52pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">Macklemore</em> wrote:</div>My consensus is that if 3/4 like it, that is what we are having. lol. They usually will eat the sides and if they are still hungry, make a sandwich, bagel, etc. lol.</blockquote></p><p>That's pretty much what we do.  I won't tolerate rude comments about food, so they had to come to the table,  sit through the meal, and eat what they liked.  If they were still hungry, they could have something else later as long as they cleaned up after themselves.  I never fought with my kids about food.  I fought about plenty of other things, but never about food.</p>

 

I agree with this, And to address the ressurection of an old food debate, My position has never changed either, I'll never forget what my pediatrician advised about picky eating when my DDs were babies, I'd offer that up to anybody b/c it was very wise!  My kids are still young, If it takes DD dating years to visit foods she'd never touch at home so be it, No rush. 

 

 

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 5:57pm

That's pretty much what we do.  I won't tolerate rude comments about food, so they had to come to the table,  sit through the meal, and eat what they liked.  If they were still hungry, they could have something else later as long as they cleaned up after themselves.  I never fought with my kids about food.  I fought about plenty of other things, but never about food.</p>[/quote]

Pretty much the same as us except they could make something else for themselves during the meal. I spent much of my childhood with the dinner table being a battle field. I made the decision that I would not be in that battle as an adult. 

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