The Picky Eater vs. Spaghetti and MeatballsSeptember 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: picky eating
So we’re 0-2 this week. I went to a lot of trouble to make this as Liam-friendly as possible. I made him four separate, non-spicy meatballs. I asked if he wanted sauce before I slathered it on. (As you can see in the photo, he opted for no sauce.) I even toasted him up some garlic Texas Toast, which I was sure he’d be happy with. There was some pre-dinner crying, but he came to the table sooner than he did last time. He happily ate his toast, and even ate all the peas. But he wouldn’t touch the spaghetti and meatballs. Scratch that…he did lean down and LICK one, then proclaimed it inedible.
Then…then!…he has the audacity to DEMAND dessert, like somehow he’d earned it by merely tolerating the offensive food on his plate. Which then precipitated the 20-minute fit. Ah, there it is.
But I stuck to my guns. No meatballs, no dessert. More wine for mommy.
And my meatballs rocked. They totally kicked ass. I’ve got leftovers that I can’t wait to eat. But it’s all lost on my picky eater. Sigh. His loss.