It is a very good day if I can get Hannah to eat three meals. A very good day...like a 'stars must have aligned because it doesn't usually happen' kind of good day.
We usually pass on breakfast but if we do not pass on breakfast we can have anything from cereal, to pancakes, to oatmeal. Yay for something being consumed!
Lunch depends on whether or not we passed on breakfast. If we do eat lunch, it's maybe Mac and cheese...because that's healthy...or maybe we'll do apples and peanut butter with a cheese stick or yogurt. Then there are days where mom of the year here will get the kids nuggets and fries from the ever dreaded McDonalds because she is pretty desperate to just get something in her belly. Don't judge. I had that as a kid quite often and I am just fine. Moderation people!
Anyways, by the time dinner comes around, one would think my kid would be starving. Wrong! I ask what she wants for dinner and I usually get an 'I'm not hungry'. Ugh.
It wouldn't be so bad if she would attempt to eat what we were having for dinner but that is yet another problem. I can't get her to try anything new. Oatmeal? I had to bribe for with cookies to even take a single bite...but now she loves it. Spaghetti took three tries before we could get her to take a bite...now she loves it. But since I am usually making the kids their own dinner that is different from ours (which was a super huge mistake and I regret starting that!) it makes it very frustrating when she doesn't eat it.
Lately, I feel as if I am failing her. I am home all day with her, why can't I get her to eat. It is very very frustrating. I shouldn't have to pull teeth to get her to eat something...something that she has had before and liked!
Do you have a picky eater or in my case, a kid who doesn't want to eat at all? What have you done to get them to eat? Any tricks I should know about?
Someone please help this frustrated mama out before she goes crazy!