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Stupendous Mommy Moments

Not only did I have a stupendous Mommy moment … I had two in the same day. Within minutes of each other. I’m sure one fed into the other, but yikes.

One of the rules in our house is that you have to at least try the food that’s put in front of you. If you don’t like the one required bite, you’re not obligated to eat any more. And wonderful Mom that I am, I usually find something else for you to eat. We put this rule into place because 9 times out of 10, if the kids try it, they like it. Although, they seem to forget what they like and don’t like daily…so getting them to try that one bite is usually a battle. For example, when it’s Burke’s turn – you can usually find me running around the room after him with a spoon full of something. It’s not pretty. (Do I hear “scarred for life” …? *sigh*)

Normally, Maggie will try anything. Not this time. I was running around trying to get her to eat the one bite…which she finally stopped to eat…gagged a bit and said “I’m going to be sick!” Not something I enjoy hearing about food I’ve cooked! To which I said, “No, you’re not … just chew and swallow.” Ya. Should have listened to her. *sigh*

While Mike and I were cleaning that up, I noticed that the 2 week old “Happy Birthday” sign  (you know, the kind that links the letters all together) was falling down. I don’t know why it was so important that I take care of it right at that moment, but I did. Yankrip. Burke’s eyes got really  big and I hear “Mommy ripped the sign!!! Daddy!!!” Whoo boy. I managed to diffuse that situation by telling him that it was old … he requested a new one for next time. Sure thing, Burke!

Bad mommy.

4 Responses

  1. I like to think that I wouldn’t be a short order cook for my kids but I’m sure we all end up in that slice of hell. Poor Burke – I’m sure he’s already forgiven you. And likely forgotten.

  2. Sometimes I think I’m more of a bad mommy than a good one. If you ask my oldest, most times he’d probably agree.

  3. We have the one bite rule too, and I can’t tell you how many times Bee has gagged and threatened to barf. It’s just ridiculous.

    I don’t care if she thinks I’m a horrible mother. I refuse to cater to her every whim! When she’s being really fussy and demanding, I call her Your Majesty, Princess Picky.

  4. Oh girl, I am an even worse mommy. They have to sit at the table and eat their food (after age2). There are no alternatives.If you do not eat what is cooked, you go to bed hungry. And I have not yet had a puke attack unless they are sick.

    The babies do have some leeway – they have to try a few bites and then I will offer something boring like toast as alternative.

    Bad, bad mommy me! But that is the only wasy not to creat “food-brats” like my SIL who at 30 still does not eat mango, olives, cucumber, greenbeans or any salads.

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