Yesterday I spent 40 minutes in the kitchen cooking for the family; OH and I were having a risotto and I did a chicken breast fillet, mashed potato and peas for Roo. This is something she eats and is one of her favourites. Dinner time should have been oh so simple. Cooking for your kids after all is easy when you know what they like….right?
Clearly I was wrong. I am not sure why this fussy eating toddler stage has started or where it has come from lately.
Roo sat down at the table with us and promptly announced she didn’t want peas. Fine I said leave the peas thinking she would come back to them. She poked the mash potato with her finger. This prompted a sharp “don’t use your fingers” from dad. Now I don’t know what any one else’s three year old is like when they are tired and irritable but at meal times Roo when she is like this chooses to ignore her cutlery and use her fingers. Discipline from us and reminders not to eat like a baby are ignored and it usually ends up in her being removed from the table without any supper until she chooses to eat like a big girl.