Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Battle of the Wills

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!

5 comments:

Cassie said...

Oh my goodness, that girl DOES have strong will. Kind of funny...

Suzanne said...

Good thing you've documented this. She will love it one day! Jax has a strong will like this too. A few months ago I made pinto beans and cornbread for dinner. Of course he didn't want it. We wanted him to try ONE bean. It took about 45 minutes...exhausting, but they have to learn somehow!

I hope she eats better today!

Lace said...

How funny! My little one is just like this, she knows and has always known EXACTLY what she wants and holds to it! I feel for ya! It will end up being a good personality trait in the long run.

Kim said...

Hard one. My kids don't eat either. My parents made me eat...the jury is still out on this one for me. Funny story though, love it!

Aubrey said...

I had to laugh while you were talking about this. Jillian is the same exact way. I cant force her to eat anything either. She wont even try anything, if it looks weird than she wont even try it. If you figure out somthing that works let me know. I dont know if I can make her sit at the table for that long.