Thanks for all of your advice on the teething tablets. I shall be running to the store directly after nap time.
In our house we have a rule. If you throw your food you are done with the meal. No exceptions. This is even if you haven’t touched the food except to wing it at my head. I am a nazi in this respect. We all eat the same thing. I don’t make special meals, and you also aren’t required to eat everything on your plate. I simply ask that you tell me all done when you are finished. The other rule is everyone stays at the table until everyone is done eating. Call me a hard ass if you will, but to me meal times are just as important as manners.
Last December the boy went 3 days without eating. I think in that time he maybe had 1/2 a cup of milk, a banana and 2 bites of Mac and Cheese. He was hungry. Everything we kept reading told us not to give in. As difficult as it was I didn’t budge. If he threw the food he was done. After 3 days I started feeding him. That lasted 3 weeks.
This time the boy’s teeth hurt so he won’t eat. Again with the food throwing. However, this time I wasn’t giving in. I was damned determined to not feed him. If he wanted to eat he could sit at the table and feed himself. I know he can do it. The kid is two and we give him a sharp fork. Not one of those sissy safety forks. Still with the food throwing.
As of lunch time he had a banana, 1/4 of a cooked carrot, two bites of rice and a strawberry pediasure since 8:00 yesterday morning. He refused to eat breakfast. He didn’t eat his morning snack. So at lunch time he was a might hungry. I asked what he wanted for lunch and he said Mac and Cheese. I happily made the lunch. I placed the lunch in front of him. Lo and behold… he ate it. By himself. Then he drank his entire cup of milk. He told me “no thank you” to the grapes I offered. He then ate a wheat cracker and 1/2 a banana. Ha Ha! I win.