Monday, May 19, 2008

Tired of these faces!

Someone please tell me.. What DO kids eat? Are my kids the only ones making faces when I try to offer them something new?

Tonight I made a pork tenderloin, which, by the way, was incredibly moist and delicious, sweet potatoes, and watermelon. My kids turn their nose up at it and act like I'm asking them to eat gizzards. Or asking them to eat what I'm eating.. SALAD.

One thing I ALWAYS said I'd never do is allow my kids to be picky. I watched my niece grow up on chicken nuggets and Macaroni and swore that would never be my kid..My kid would eat what I prepared, by golly! Now because they had been at school all day, run errands this afternoon, gone to a program at school, then a tball game, and it is late and everyone is starved I forget that promise to myself, tell myself that I can't stand for them to be hungry, and allow them to make something they WILL eat. So, after all that planning and cooking my kids end up eating flour tortillas with butter and honey.

My children don't have a weight problem, and a couple of them could stand to put on a couple of pounds,so I'm lenient tonight. I realize that they're not going to be proving the childhood obesity statistics true anytime soon.

But, I can't help but remember when my kids were babies, and sweet potatoes were their favorite baby food. They'd eat the whole large jar dry. So, I ask you.. what suddenly happens that makes a child, once he or she turns 2,turn away from veggies and most meats, make awful faces, and only agree to macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, PB & J,hot dogs, or in my case tonight... flour tortillas? Where did I go wrong?