I know I have touched on this subject before, picky eating. It rules my house! Will used to be such a good eater but once he hit 2.5 he became picky. It looked funny, tasted yucky, and out right was refused.
Last night he told me his cheese, which he normally loves, looked wrinkly? What?! I mean seriously. I just lost it. This is the first night, that I have sent him to bed without food and I felt so guilty. I felt horrible. Daddy came home from work and was going to give him one more chance to eat his dinner, which was rice, cheese and apples. I know, how exciting does that sound? And of course he refused it. So, I took him upstairs and put him to bed. Luckily it was bedtime.
I just can't take it anymore. I am so tired of making separate meals, wondering what he will eat if we go out for dinner, or packing extra food because I am afraid he will refuse what ever is served to him. It is just so exhausting! I finally gave in and made an appointment with our new pediatrician to discuss these food issues. I know she will say so many kids are picky but I need to know what I have to do to change his habits. Lately, he has started gagging if he smells something funny, which is totally gross.
I think I can count on 20 things that Will eats consistently and one of them happens to be pasta. But it has to be Penne. Anything else and the texture gets to him. UGH!
I did get the Jessica Seinfeld book about hiding food into dishes but then I thought, that just seems pointless. I want him to like everything he eats and know what he is eating. Today, I am going to the library to check out some books on picky eaters and see if there is any helpful advice. Yes. I do read a lot of books to help me raise my child. I am clueless sometimes.