When I was a kid I remember my parents making me sit at the dinner table until my dinner was all gone. I hated it, but I eventually learned to eat what was given to me, and not waste too much food. Well, my Little Princess has such a hard time eating any meal. It takes her FOREVER to eat anything, and usually ends up wasting a good portion of food. Unless is has peanut butter, jelly and bread in it or if it comes from Grandma's house she won't have much to do with it.
Going back to my roots, I decided to put my foot down and do what my parents used to do. Tonight we all ate dinner, and she was just playing around. I told her that she CAN NOT get down until her food was all gone. She tried a few times, but I kept putting her back to her plate. (Have I mentioned anything about the AMAZING strong will this girl has?) This truly became a battle of the wills while she just sat there staring at her food, crying and protesting. I wasn't going to give in though. Neither was she.
2 hours go by and she is still sitting at the dinner table. I gave the baby a bath, and came back to see that she had pulled another chair up next to her, laid down and was SOUND asleep. She hadn't even touched her food.
What can I say? She won!