I may not be able to find that patience in a bottle, but I have figured out a trick.
Rosie is distracted from being picky by making meals funny. I tell her I’m going to make a surprise plate of food for her and no matter what she cannot look until it’s sitting in front of her at the table. These surprise plates somehow make her excited about eating things like carrots or whatever. I’m not sure how it works, but I have a theory the excitement of a surprise overrides the “picky” alarm in her kid brain.
Butterfly made of dill pickles for wings, muffin brownie with powdered sugar dusted on top for the body, and carrot antennas.
Grilled cheese snowflake–baby swiss and colby on whole wheat.
(Ada had some banana slices and organic rice puff cereal.)
Candy cane and Christmas tree peanut butter and strawberry jam on whole wheat.
Cheese cube mountain.
I don’t cook big meals at night since Tyler works and we are alone. Usually I need something kind of quick because Ada and Rosie are grumpy, the dogs have to be fed and let out then back in, the chickens have to be put up, lots to do in a short amount of time before we start getting ready for bed at 7:15.
We haven’t been eating as healthy as we used to because Ada keeps me so distracted, but I still try to be sure we aren’t buying tons of processed food. It’s easy, and tempting, but it makes you feel like crap after eating a lot of it. We buy tortilla chips, every few weeks we buy a bag of plain potato chips, and we buy Coke. That’s it aside from occasional things like brownie mix because it’s on sale for $1. Otherwise I try to only buy fruits and veggies and unprocessed meats (except healthy-ish sausage). I do sometimes buy crackers but only the kind with the best ingredients. Tyler likes Goldfish, I guess those are an exception, or Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies. Sometimes we get Annie’s mac and cheese too because they keep putting it on sale for 50 cents a box.
Anyway, enough grocery ramblings.
Rosie is throwing a fit because I turned on some new kid music I downloaded and she says she hates it and blah blah blah. Wonderful. I turned on a Christmas album and she started screaming and growling at me so she’s going to lay in bed and scream and wait for me to get the baby ready for bed and come in. *sigh*