Friday, March 15, 2013

picky picky picky

My younger daughter can't seem to remember what foods she likes.

Monday and Tuesday she begs for orange juice for breakfast.  By Friday, "I don't like orange juice!" exclaimed with big crocodile tears and with her most feel-sorry-for-me voice.

"I want water," sniff. I suppose that water is much better for her than orange juice, but it drives me nuts when she can't seem to make up her mind until after I pour a glass for her.

Last Wednesday she loved spaghetti; a week later she doesn't like the same sauce. Tacos? Don't get me started.

If you have more than one child, I know you have one just like her.

My very innovative sister mentioned in passing that she felt like making a list for her very picky kid, so I decided it was a brilliant idea for my 4 year old. I just started the list this morning, so I'll add to the list when I think of more things. I decided to leave off her daily diet staples like Goldfish crackers and Lucky Charms (Yes, I did win health advocate of the year). And I hope the list turns into a book some day (ha ha), but for now, I'm just happy to have a few things that she can't argue about. At the very least, instead of "I don't like that," I'll teach her to say, "I'm not in the mood."

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