Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Tough love 101
I finally have 5 minutes to sit and blog so here goes. Colby has become a non-existant eater, and it's extremly frusterating. It began when he got sick, he didn't want breakfast, or he didn't want what I made him so I would make him something else. It came to the point that I was throwing out more than I was feeding him so I thought "Enough is enough! We didn't get to choose when we were kids." Well, let me tell you, I don't know who has done more yelling or crying, me or him. It's very hard to let your child go hungry, but he's got to learn he has to eat what he is given. It's not like I am feeding him stuff he doesn't like. It's the same food he always ate in the past. I'm just varing it. For example, there were times he would eat breakfast, and then want the same thing for lunch and supper. The new rule is all 3 meals have to be different. And, if he doesn't eat breakfast, he has to wait until lunch. That is the hardest part for me. But, here's hoping it works. Getting ready for Christmas has been absoutely maddening in this house. There's just not enough time. I have resorted to shopping online to get my last minute gifts, which is a first for me. Nicole and I have been working like fools trying to get a scrapbook made for her grandmother's 80th birthday, which is Sunday, and getting pictures together has been a nightmare! But, it looks really good and we should have it all done and put together by Saturday. I can't believe Christmas is in less than 2 weeks! AHHHH!