Chocolate Milk; good for you or just Elle?s new fashion trend?

We have the return of the food throwing.? Sadly, the hacker from last year caused me to lose all of my posts relating to my child’s Olympic qualifying food shot put so I can’t link it.? For my newer readers, just know that my child is the champion of the food flingage as illustrated by this post.

We aren’t exactly sure what has sparked this newest round of food throwing, but it has been going on for about a month now.? Every meal.? He will throw something.? Thursday I turned my back for 2 seconds (after stupidly giving him chocolate milk in a regular cup) and heard plastic on dining room table and a huge splash.? The trusty husband and I turned around to find a little boy with a look of shock on his face as if to say, “I swear mom that cup just jumped out of my hands.”? There was chocolate milk covering our entire table, all over the floor, all over the V-Smile bike my mom bought him for Christmas and all the way up the wall to the window (on my white wainscoting).

Last night he ate nearly all of his dinner and asked for some juice.? He was really good at my girlfriend, Lena’s, house so I gave him a regular cup again (he’s been using a sippy).? He was drinking his juice and all of a sudden while the trusty husband and I were talking he hucked the cup at me.

This morning it was the trusty husband’s morning to fix breakfast.? This means donuts.? I give the child 1/2 a donut and he eats it.? He asks for more.? We give him more, proceed with our conversation and all of a sudden the child grabs his plate and tries to fling it off the table.

If that wasn’t enough we confined him to the living room with no toys and he asked for water.? Not wanting to be cruel we let him go to his room to get his water.? He gets the water, walks back to the living room and proceeds to throw the cup at us.? What the hell were we doing?? Sitting on the couch trying to watch TV.

We are utterly dumbfounded this time around.? Last time we could understand.? He’d only been home 3 months and everything was new.? This time?? Nothing.? The only thing we can think of is it’s seasonal.? Maybe he suffers from baby SAD.? Who the hell knows.? Frankly it’s getting a little old and I’m considering that whole eBay thing again.? Damn… they just reinstated my account.

13 Comment

  1. Maggie says: Reply

    I’ve come to the conclusion that sometimes things just don’t make sense. Sometimes, I think our kids just want to drive us insane. Yours is taking the chocolate milk offense, mine is opting for the ignoring/eye-rolling tactic. Both effective. I think they have secret meetings to plan their next attacks.

  2. Lena says: Reply

    Considering how well he behaved at my house during lunch, maybe he needs an outlet to throw things? How about balls into targets in the backyard for a few hours so when eating he’s too tired to throw things? Water ballons with colored water may have the desired effect for splashing – obviously outdoors.

    Really, I don’t know, and you can’t deny the kid water when he asks for it. The mystery of 3-year-olds…

    Good luck!

  3. Lauri says: Reply

    Hugs… food throwing sucks

  4. Yeah, I hear ya…

  5. Wendy says: Reply

    Are the gypsies moving anywhere nearby? You might get a pretty penny for the boy…. Just kidding! Every child finds a way to push their parents buttons. They all do it. The smarter they are, the harder it is to take, and your kid is a super-genius. Give up. Now. While it’s not too late. Only sippy cups until he is seven. Save your sanity. You’re going to need it in the future, when he reaches…..PUBERTY!

  6. Jenny says: Reply

    the throwing food is the hardest thing for me to deal with. It drives me up a freaking wall.

    Does it seem like the time he does it is when you aren’t paying 100% attention to him? I mean, I got no assvice cause seriously, my girls throw soo much on the floor and don’t listen I can’t even figure it out!

  7. Rhonda says: Reply

    Wow. I can’t believe he’s gone back into this! But, so far my experience is that the kids take huge steps forwards and then huge steps backwards (Bonnie especially). So, it seems life is going well and then BAM! We’re dealing with stuff we thought we were done with six months ago. I have no idea why. I think all kids go forwards and backwards, but it seems to be more dramatic in PI kids, in my opinion.

  8. mom says: Reply

    Hmmm….rebellious at 3. Heee….hee. Back to sippy cups and small portions and messes will be minimal. Testing parents is quite common with this age and so are some gray hairs.
    Just so you know…we live for Reno in the morning and won’t be back till Tuesday. Taking the “Old People” and staying at The Silver Legacy if an emergency arises. Here’s to great wealth appearing at our doors!

  9. kate says: Reply

    sounds like you might need to be wearing protective gear at all times. those cups can hurt!

  10. YIKES! Messes are my nemesis, therefore- boy, would be pushing my buttons FOR SURE. (The eject button comes to mind:-) Best Wishes to you. Life can be a real pain in the ass sometimes.

  11. Sorry about the chocolate milk. My kids like to play hockey with the milk cap, and it often knocks ofver cups. Argh!

    On another note,
    Time and time again, I come across blogs where you have designed the header. You are amazing! It took me forever to just figure out how to leave you this comment. Would you be willing to help me with my blogs? I would be so grateful. If you look at my headers, they are not very creative. Yours are fabulous. I have been trying to get my blog to have three columns and be wider. I just can’t do it. 🙁 Also, I would love to have a picture that goes across the whole header instead of just in the middle. I would like to be able to put in my own picture of my kids. Is this possible.

  12. NEAL says: Reply

    In Russia, Milk throws the children.

  13. Have you tried just removing him from the table? No verbal response (difficult), just grab the wash cloth, clean him up, and forbid him from entering the dining room until it’s clean? That was the only thing that worked for us. Quin finally figured out we meant business. He could throw at the beginning or end, but he would be cleaned up and removed from the table. End of discussion. After cleaning up the mess, one of us would sit down, tell him we loved him, but that that behavior isn’t acceptable, and if he continued to do it, he would continue to be removed. Took a couple of (hungry) weeks, but he finally figured out we meant business. He’s tried it a couple of times recently, and discovered that the limit was the same as before: immediate removal from the table. Only took a couple of hungry days this time around. Good luck!

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