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Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm that mom.

If you haven't participated in Mommy Confessions go HERE first and then come back and link up! :)


I'm that mom.
The short-order cook!
The mom who cooks three different things for one meal in an effort to please everyone.
The mom who has allowed her children to be so picky, that they like nothing!
They don't even like the foods they usually like, just because they always have choices!
I don't make organic, healthy, or well balanced meals for my kids because they won't eat it.
They live on pasta, ramen noodles, and cereal.
(thank God for multi-vitamins!)
Dinnertime is a nightmare, and our nighttime and bedtime routine is suffering.
I'm exhausted with being this mom!
I've reached my limit with this nonsense,
and it's going to take a lot of work to correct the damage I've done.
I'm done asking, "what do you want for dinner"?
I will make what I make, and if they don't eat it-OH WELL!
(Hopefully they'll be hungry for breakfast.)
It's hard to admit, but it's all our fault for letting it get so crazy.
Dinner as a family is not my strong suit, and that's a BIG part of the problem!
To be continued...



At August 16, 2010 at 9:06 AM , Blogger Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I am slso THAT mom & I hate it. When I read about what all these other moms fix for dinner, that their kids eat, I feel so guilty. My son lives off cereal! Good thing he likes the healthy version of that!

At August 16, 2010 at 9:38 AM , Blogger Shell said...

Good luck! Luckily, my kids will eat almost anything. Of course, they have their favs, but mostly, they are little garbage cans and eat anything not nailed down.

At August 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

I feel and understand you 'pain'. I have a picky one and recently stole an idea from one of my dearest friends whose hubs is former military. She makes them try a "no thank you" bite of whatever she cooked Later if they were hungry, they got a piece of bread and some water. I did that to my son not too long ago after making chicken fettucine and he was MAD that I did that to him. Oh WEll, I said, should've ate what I cooked. One thing I have learned is that children will not purposely starve themselves. They will eat eventually.

At August 16, 2010 at 4:33 PM , OpenID dozenroses13 said...

When I met my boyfriend and his picky 5 year old I put my foot down.
What worked for us was this.
You eat what the family is eating or you don't eat.
You try something new everyday.
When you try something you must chew it and swallow it.
Since she likes to help cook - If you help cook it, you MUST try it.
When I met her, she'd only eat chicken nuggets, french fries, and TRASH - she had high cholesterol at 5 years old. I'm by no means a health nut, but there's no excuse for that.
I can't control what her Mother puts in her mouth, but I can when she's in my house.
The things she loves now?
Steak, BBQ chicken, ribs, eggs, french toast, waffles, mushrooms (she can't get enough of them) chicken with mushrooms, goulash, hamburgers, shrimp, pork chops, scalloped potatoes.... About the only thing I've found that she doesn't like to eat now are avocados - I can live with that!

Once you flip the switch and they WANT to try new things you will be amazed!

I have some recipes on my facebook recipe page if you're interested. Email me at and I'll send you an invite.

Good luck!

At August 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

LOL! Don't be a hater Semi-Slacker Mom. ;-)

We all have habits we've created with our children or our families.

Change is never comfortable... but when our habits become more uncomfortable than making changes then the changes will start happening!

Good luck rockin' mom!

At August 16, 2010 at 10:48 PM , Blogger Heather said...

Love your blog (and your honesty!) I've got something for your at Phantasmagorical Literarium!

At August 16, 2010 at 11:36 PM , Anonymous Miel Abeille said...

I wish I had THAT mom. Mine subscribed to the eat or starve philosophy. Your kids are lucky to have you.

At August 18, 2010 at 2:03 AM , Blogger HRH Mommy said...

I am that mom for lunch as I am completely out of ideas. Dinner time is "you eat what you get, if you don't like it, oh well. Sorry. Better luck tomorrow. Oh, you want dessert? You first eat an acceptable (by my standards) amount of your dinner and then we'll talk".

This still leaves me with a picky eater at times. I do want him to try new things. Just 1 bite and swallow it. He has the right not to like it, but if he does, BINGO!!

I was stopping by via Mama's Little Nestwork and am now your newest follower.

Look forward to reading more.

HRH Mommy

At August 19, 2010 at 3:27 PM , Blogger ~J said...

You just preached to the choir sister!!!!! Every last word of it..story of my life!

At August 20, 2010 at 7:08 PM , Blogger Laura Elliott said...

Ah this is happening to me! My 2 and a half year old eats a lot of cereal and is getting fussier with her dinners. I find myself falling into the trap of just giving her what I know she will eat and letting her snack rather than have proper meals. And yes this means cereal and not the healthy type!

I've picked up some great ideas here though and it's motivated me to keep trying new foods with her. Sometimes when I give her the option she surprises me. I just made her porridge and she tucked in that so that's a good start.

Thanks for sharing


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