Picky Eater.

Jack won’t eat his dinner 90 percent of the time. It is a rare occasion that I can get him to eat anything cooked or otherwise prepared for him.
It’s hard for me to admit that Jack is such a difficult eater at the dinner table. Because I tried to diversify his pallet from the time he started solids. Somewhere along the way, he stopped obliging my requests to take a bit of his lunch or dinner.
To add insult to injury, I also HATE COOKING. I didn’t hate it as much when I was a stay at home mom, but as a working mom, I especially despise it.
Hubby doesn’t cook. Neither does Grammy. I can cook, but I loathe it. What’s for dinner? I have no fucking idea. Let’s order pizza.
Which reminds me, Jack won’t event TRY pizza. He will not let it pass his lips.
For a while I made Jack meatless everything assuming that was his hang up. But it’s not.
I throw so much food away it’s disgusting. I wish there were a way to return or donate meals I prepare for Jack that he refuses to taste.
What’s a mom to do I ask you? I beg him to eat his dinner, I talk to him about why he should, I refuse to give him alternatives, but nothing works.
Last night we alternated between “time out” and “just one bite.” Finally, I caved and let him out of time out even though he would not take one single bite of his little dinner.
Anyone else going through this? Anyone want to chime in with helpful suggestions or constructive ideas feel free to comment below.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. sarafloresrd says:

    Hi I am a pediatric RD I know this is frustrating- I just posted a blog on selective eating maybe want to look at it and tell me what you think?

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    1. momknowsjack says:

      Thanks for sharing. I’m going to check out some of the books you mentioned.

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