Monday, January 18, 2010
Crawling Under a Rock
Every have one of those days (weeks) where you just want to crawl under a rock and hide?
Yeah, that's about where I'm at.
I got this ambitious plan to "make changes" and get the kids eating a wider variety of foods, but most specifically to get Corbin to eat things that are not known as:
These are his two preferred foods. If it's not crunchy or doesn't get served in a glass, he's not interested.
Argh...unleash the insanity of my week here...think tantrums, whining, crying, following mommy around, pulling on my clothes, etc.
Apparently, denying crackers is comparable to extreme torture tactics for 18 month olds. But not torture for him, torture for me of course. And I commiserate with him...believe me kid, I'd love to toss a package of crackers at you and go take a nap - but I can't. It's that whole...being a good parent thing.
And so we suffer...all of us.
And lest you think I'm exaggerating - I have witnesses! My friends have seen the horror that are my children without snacks. I'm surprised they didn't run out of my house screaming and thanking their lucky stars they don't have children like that. (Then again, maybe they did.)
Most of my ambitious plans tend to go this way. Change is NOT easy - and certainly not for toddlers. But I will prevail!!!
How about you? Do your changes get fought tooth and nail by your children (or even yourself, haha)? Did you survive the change, or just change your mind?