Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I'm not sure where Ethan was during these shots, probably in time out. He spends a lot of time there, mostly for whining. He whines SO MUCH. Yesterday, I was on the phone with the dentist who called to discuss my new teeth I'm getting next week, while simultaneously making Ethan a ham sandwich. I put Ethan's sandwich on the table, being careful to use the orange plate to avoid a meltdown, when he melted down anyway.
Turns out, he wanted to WATCH me make the sandwich, and I just made it without even asking him if he wanted to watch. I'm so selfish, I know. He told me.
Anyway, dinner used to be so awful. Fights galore. Lillian doesn't eat anything and was always pissed off that I wouldn't just serve her cheese and crackers for dinner.
I don't care if they eat. And mostly, they don't. I'm actually surprised that they gain weight appropriately and have energy to survive on how little they consume.
But they do. All the kids used to eat-- they ate whatever baby food. Lillian ate kiwis and tofu as a toddler and Nora used to eat tomatoes like apples. Then once they had control over their food choices, things started dropping out.
Now they all have their quirks. Lillian doesn't eat fruit. At. All. Nora doesn't like anything that is spicy or has a strong flavor, Ethan doesn't like pizza (?!) or mushrooms. Evie is taking it to the next level by not eating baby food at all. She's a few days short of 8 months and will eat about a half a teaspoon of food before pursing her little lips and turning up her nose.
All this hasn't stopped me from making pizza or curry or pasta with tomatoes and mushrooms. I make it, the kids don't eat it, but we all sit around the table anyway.