This week, my son refused to eat most of the food I put in front of him. In fact, instead of simply conscientiously objecting, he kicked up a tantrum that would rival Veruca Salt in the original Willy Wonka.
Here’s a list of all the things he refused to eat.
Food: Chicken nuggets
Reason he hated it: Because I hadn’t picked the breadcrumbs off the chicken.
Reason he hated it: Because it wasn’t a banana. Yep. So I gave him a pear. Still cranky.
This picture kind of sums up our post nap mood. Major meltdown because I got him a banana when he had in fact pointed to a pear. I don't speak toddler. Every now and again, he remembers how angry he is with me and throws another wobbler. In fact, I am ignoring my left eardrum being perforated with a whine as we speak. FML. Maybe a trip back to the garden is in order… #tantrums #help #sendwine #kids #toddlers #terribletwos #isnttwoyet #fml #parenting #mumlife #toddlerlife #mblogger #pblogger #molos #feedmemama #toddlers #family #familylife #lifelesson #eattherainbow #99toddlerproblems #mykidcanteatthis #idontspeaktoddler
Reason he hated it: Because it had fork holes in it. Duh.
Food: (Drink!) Milk in a cup
Reason he hated it: Apparently, the favourite cup is no longer the favourite.
Food: Peanut butter sandwich
Reason he hated it: Because it was cut in triangles instead of squares
Reason he hated it: He doesn’t like eating orange coloured things. He did yesterday, but he doesn’t now. As of this second.
Food: A balanced meal. You know, the kind that Healthy Harold recommends.
Reason he hated it: He didn’t like all the colours. So I made him a white meal.
Food: Porridge and water (as requested)
Reason he hated it: I’m still trying to guess. Maybe it was in the wrong bowl?
Food: Macaroni and cheese (as requested)
Reason he hated it: I don’t fricking know. I’m done trying. My brain hurts. Mummy is over and out.
And don’t start thinking dessert is any better…
What was the last food that threw your toddler into a tantrum tailspin?