Friday, April 10, 2009
My Dirty Little Secret... I'm Lazy
I don't want to make two meals and I don't want eat hamburgers and hot dogs everyday. Aside from all the glamorous ideas about developing healthy habits and good nutrition, I am lazy. I want Hayden to eat what we eat because I like eating those things. Motherhood is all about sacrifice, I have made countless sacrifices. But I want to eat good food and I want to sit down and enjoy it, that is something I have not wanted to sacrifice.
I have always operated on the thought that Hayden would only know he was eating food kids don't normally like if I or someone else told him. So he eats hummus and tofu, and he likes it. He eats these things because that is what I have always given him to eat. If he is hungry, he will eat it and if he is not, then he will throw it (meal over). It sounds harsh and I certainly would not deprive my child of food and that is not what I do. Hayden eats the way he does because I have never said, "Oh, he wont like that." He will try everything, up to 10 times, before I accept he doesn't like it. To date, I have not found a food he wont eat after a few tries.