Sunday, November 14, 2010

That's Disgusting

So tonight after my husband made a nice dinner (thank you to him!) my daughter yells out..."THAT'S DISGUSTING!" And...let the battle of the wills begin. Clash of the Titans anyone?

She refused to eat dinner tonight and insisted that she have something else to eat. We held our ground pretty firmly, by mentioning,no less than 15 times that dinner was what was on her plate.

I am always conflicted in the situations when food is involved. We did the old-"you should be grateful to have any food, let alone this delicious meal." This age-old wisdom did little to comfort her tantrum.

In my role as a Jewish mother, second only to guilt, is putting your child to bed hungry. She has already figured me out and of course prolonged the meltdown and bedtime by insisting that she was now hungry. I felt like whispering, "I told you so." (Even though I know that is pretty immature!) However, in all my parental wisdom, I refrained, knowing that one day in the not so distant future, that phrase will come back to bite me.


  1. ugh - we struggle with this nearly every night, but are now more consistent with the "you'll eat what we're eating" mantra and it seems to be working. i think you did the right thing. and where did they get the "that's disgusting" language? mine pulled that out on the grandparents just last week! RUDE

  2. We try and hold firm, but if all else fails, they can eat what is for dinner or a banana....we buys a lot of bananas.