Feeding mummy - the ordinary moments
Recently our little monkey has been monkeying a lot with her food. In other words, she has become a fussy eater, refusing to eat anything that didn't die a long time ago and emerge from the depths of a freezer, all breaded and ready to be whacked in the oven. Basically, what I am trying to say is that for quite a few weeks my toddler has sustained herself on a diet of chips, fishfingers and chicken nuggets. Bread and water are firm favourites too. Sometimes she eats yoghurt too.
That is about it. Gone are the days when she willingly wolfed down interesting meals prepared by mummy. Gone are the five a days.
When she doesn't want something, she usually slaps the spoon away, or drops the offending item on the floor with a look of disgust in her face. It is usually something nice and healthy like a piece of broccoli or a pea. So I sit next to her, try to encourage her, and show that mummy likes eating this food. "Oh how yummy it is, mmm-mm, what tasty peas these are" I say, munching on the suspiciously green squishy things that belong on the floor.
Now though, she seems to have realised that since mummy likes this yucky food, she might as well rather stuff it in mummy's gob rather than throw it on the floor. And she does. When she is finished with her food and doesn't want it anymore, or if she really hates it, she ever-so-kindly offers it to me. Smiles sweetly at me, picks up a piece of broccoli, and pushes it towards my mouth. It is almost as if she is saying that why don't you eat this since you like it so much. And I usually do accept it, it is just too cute not to eat the food she so kindly offers me.
Last week we went to Santa's Grotto with some friends, and afterwards we all went to Disney Cafe at Harrods. After carefully perusing the menu for anything she would eat, pondering whether fish goujons would be of close enough resemblance to Birds Eye fish fingers, we opted for the safe choice of chips. And once she was full, out came the hand with the chip towards mummy. Because mummy needs to be fed too, and she LOVES scraps.
It was such a kiddy place to go and eat in - it was all Mickey Mouse, every single last little detail, and there were little TV's on the walls showing different Disney movies. As everyone else was there with kids it didn't feel awkward at all when there was the inevitable temper tantrum and screaming.
We got these silly little Mickey Mouse Christmas hats - which all the parents in our table wore, and all the kids threw on the floor as soon as they got their mitts on them.
And after lunch, when our little one was satisfied, and the chips were cold, it was mummy feeding time. Yum, cold chips. Some of them possibly slightly soggy after being sucked. Yum...
Are your kids good eaters or does this ring a bell?
Haha this made me chuckle as we are going through this exact stage at the moment too- LL my littlest always tries to stuff her unwanted (or sometimes wanted!) food in my mouth for me to sample too! ;) Problem is most of the time I don't want it or don't like it but I feel obliged to try it so she does too! ;) Looks like a lovely day out as well. xReplyDelete
It is so cute, but also infuriating at the same time, especially when you want them to eat properly. In a way it is just so sweet, giving mummy and daddy morsels of your food, we sometimes even get biscuits which are her favourites! I usually feel obliged too (esp with biscuits! :D)...Delete
Disney Cafe at Harrords! How do I not know about this place! Anyway lol. Sorry to hear you are having food battles, I never knew I would hate food so much as I do now. Love that she feeds you, even if the food is cold, that is so sweet #OrdinaryMomentsReplyDelete
Yeah, it can get quite stressful at times, like when she only eats couple of fish fingers all day - you just worry that they are doing damage to themselves by not eating. So sorry to hear you are having difficulties too, I hope the phase will pass.Delete
Haha these photos are cute! I love the "feeding Mummy/Daddy" stages! Annabelle is in that stage too, although not too fond when the soggy biscuits come my way though! xReplyDelete
This stage is so cute, I do love it - I just wish she would eat too and not try feed it all to me :) I get the soggy biscuits too, yuk! :DDelete
This place looks AMAZING! I have to take LP there!! xReplyDelete
To be honest, it wasn't that amazing. Very child-friendly with good buggy parking area, but service was very slow, and I expected better considering the price point. Maybe they had a bad day, I don't know, but I wasn't impressed.Delete
Hehe, I recognise this! It's definitely no good going on about how yummy something is with my toddler - he will only try to give it to me as well! Or to one of his soft toys, which is just super cute.ReplyDelete
Ha ha, I know - it is almost like they see right through us and say "You have if is it so yummy!" :D That sounds really cute, trying to feed his soft toys, aww :)Delete