To be so fucking sick of cooking food that my DS's don't eat...

(87 Posts)
GoofyIsACow Wed 23-Oct-13 17:55:34

Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh

Is all

angry

lifeinthefastlane1 Thu 24-Oct-13 16:33:59

shepherd pie finally eaten after a glimpse of the chocolate cake for pudding, I think mine is a lazy eater , she wanted feeding all the time and would go without if I didnt do it , I finally had enough and said do it yourself or starve, havent had to do it again , I also have a set amount of time to eat it, if its not done within 30 mins it goes in bin, then we have screaming abdabs until she falls asleep.
I am in the eat it or leave it camp too , and I do cook the things I know she will eat. but bloody hell shes such a faffer, she barely ever gets to have dessert as she never eats her tea.(and she doesnt care either , which says a lot as she is a total sweet tooth) but she stays for school lunch everyday and always eats the lot!!! (shes four).
Also have 2 grown dcs, who ate anything and everything so maybe its karma for being smug mum in the pastwink

valiumredhead Thu 24-Oct-13 16:46:52

Cue? I meant case

stopgap Thu 24-Oct-13 17:15:36

I am praying that my 2.3-year-old DS doesn't go through this stage. We're deep in the midst of hitting/whining/clinging territory, and I will go spare if his good eating and sleeping habits go out the window. They won't, will they? Will they?!

DanielHellHoundMcSpaniel Thu 24-Oct-13 17:41:10

I did tuna and veg rice not omelette for tea. Put it down and have feigned indifference while I fed the baby. Its being consumed, one grain at a time hmm but it is going in. Its been 25 minutes and he's consumed about an eighth of the bowl. Do I just let him keep going forever til he puts his fork down again or stick to the half an hour?

My ds1, when he was 2 ate literally nothing but cheese and bread. And I do mean nothing else. For 6 months.

Now he is 14 I cannot stop the boy from eating. He had 4 bowls of pasta yesterday. Which was quite annoying because I wanted there to be leftovers.
An hour after that he had a bowl of cereal. Then a kit Kat. And a hot chocolate.

One day, you will be wishing they would just stop bloody well eating so there's actually food left in the cupboards when you get home.

catsrus Thu 24-Oct-13 17:48:35

Reverse psychology worked with mine - i'd add something different to my plate - red cabbage, whatever and when they asked say 'it's a bit of a grown up taste - you wont like it' when they insisted they would I'd say "ok, you can have a taste, and if you like it I'll make some for you next time" nine times out of ten they would say they did like it. By the time they were teenagers they were often shocked at how limited some of their friends diets were

YANBU. It's soul destroying. I'm just cooking a nice pasta bake up. DD will splatter it all over herself, but eat some of it. I will eat mine. DW sit upstairs on her phone as she has already eaten while the kids were in school. DS will look at it, and if it is not complete crap then he will leave it and ask for "something else to eat. Because the thing is, I didn't like that food." angry

Sometimes I think I might as well just put a pile of dog cap on his plate, it would probably have more nutritional value than the sausage and chips he'll be demanding (which he will not get).

Mattissy Thu 24-Oct-13 19:36:21

Catsrus, reverse psychology usually works in this house too, "you won't like this but I suppose you could try some"

Tantrums, you are right, my ds is 12 and his appetite is ramping up and up, some days I wonder how I'll fill him and he's as thin as a rake!

BMW6 Thu 24-Oct-13 20:33:16

Oh dear, am going to out myself as an old fart....... dinner put before us, that's your lot.Eat or be hungry.

On the other hand, I loathe beetroot and always have. so Mum never put any on my plate. Another sis loathed cabbage, so that was never put on her plate.

But, the basic meal was what it was. Nothing else was cooked as a substitute. Everyone ate at the table, at the same time.

We were poor as mice by today's standards, but not malnorished.
But certainly were not "accommodated" when it came to meals.

TBH I think my parents were right.

Foxy800 Thu 24-Oct-13 21:36:03

I am same as you BMW6, my daughter is a very fussy eater. I cook for her but if she doesnt eat it she goes without and will have no pudding.

It is very hard work but she is now eating some foods she wouldnt eat before.

GoofyIsACow Thu 24-Oct-13 21:41:50

Well i didnt make curry tonight because i forgot that Ds1 was at a birthday party for his tea and DT's were at DM's

Curry tomorrow, 20 mins on the table then taken away.

No fuss no stress no worries no eating i bet grin

Maybe there should be a support group for us to join at teatimes for help and virtual brow mopping! This could be it!

GoofyIsACow Thu 24-Oct-13 21:42:44

BMW I think you just joined the general concensus of the whole thread so if you are an old fart so is everyone else on here! grin

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