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|Sun, 06-22-2003 - 10:42pm|
On top of my 1st post I have another issue tht I need to vent about!
For dd to eat a full meal is impossible. When I make dinner or dh does (it doesnt matter who makes it) she will sit and eat a little bit, then she says she is full and leaves the table.
THEN half an hour later I hear "what is there to eat?" ALL DAMN day I hear that! It makes me soooooooooooo mad. I tell her "I made you a meal. You had meat, veggies, fruit and bread and milk with your lunch or dinner and proper breakfast food. And she will have a snack during the day. She also helps make the meals too, so she has her part in it and we know she'll like it!
But every half an hour to an hour I hear "What do we have to eat" fianlly one day I lost it after hearing that damn phrase ALL day........I told her that when a meal is made and served she is to sit and EAT what she is given, NOT get up and run around, go to the computer etc. I told her this is NOT A RESTERAUNT and what she is served is what she is to eat. I have told her that if she says "I'm done or full" that she will not ask me "what is there to eat" becuase if she does she is not getting aynthing.
She is not heavy/chunky she weighs 43lbs and is tall and thin!
I have given her more than enough chances to realize that when food is served that it is to be eaten. We make things that are "kid friendly" and she likes but she just will not eat a full meal. I will sit with her at the table..........I give myself a time limit to sit there I go for 1/2 hr. to 45 min. If she isn't done and has messed around then I take it away. The tv is off most of the time. It is frustrating. And the portions are just her size! And she knows that she can have more if she wants to!
I told her that when she starts school this fall that at lunch she has to eat it or she will not get anything unitl afterschool, she cannot ask her teacher "what is there to eat" becuase she MUST EAT LUNCH when it is served to her!