Monday, February 21, 2011

Why is dinner so difficult?

Why is getting kids to eat a healthy meal so darn difficult? Kids need food to live, so feeding them should be relatively easy. But NO, it is a battlefield. A war that doesn't end until... Well I don't know when it ends, because I'm still in the trenches.

This week, I learned that one child doesn't like to eat gummy vitamins. How do I know this? I found a week's supply of vitamins hidden in the back of a closet.

I learned that another child only likes the marshmallow charms in Lucky Charms cereal. How do I know this? I found handfuls of cereal (no marshmallows) thrown under the kitchen table.

I learned that another child has an affinity for mid-night snacking. How do I know this? I found the offender getting snacks from the kitchen long after I went to bed.

Don't get me started on table manners. It is a sad, sad story. Fortunately, the Queen of England hasn't invited us to dinner and Chick-Fil-A doesn't care if elbows are on the table.

I won't provide names, since all of the offenders are minors - instead I'll leave you to guess.

That is life in the stroller lane.

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