I'm jealous of mums who have kids who will eat anything, or most things, or even some sort of variety of things.
I don't cook different dinners for my kids, I'm not a short order cook...
If you introduce new foods early, they'll eat anything...
I don't let my kids leave the table until they've eaten everything on their plate...
My kids eat what I tell them or they get nothing...
just make me feel like a bad mum.
And having my mother-in-law say to me, "What does he eat? You must tear your hair out," doesn't help either.
No, I don't tear my hair out.
No, I don't turn dinner time into a battle.
No, I don't make eating a major issue.
But I do see other mum's blogs with lovely dinner ideas and wish....if only my kids would eat that.
I do get sick of cooking the same thing for the kids...every.night.of.the.week.
I have one child that will attempt new foods, and is a pretty 'good' eater.
And I have one who won't.
You can give me any advice or ideas under the sun, it's not going to change the fact that you cannot force a child to eat what they do not want to eat.
I've read a lot of books on this topic.
I've spoken to a lot of other mums.
I'm not a good cook, I'm not a foodie, so I'm not coming up with new ideas every day.
To be honest, I don't think it matters as much as some people do.
I don't fill our house with junk food.
We very, very rarely eat take-away.
My children are both in the healthy weight range for their ages.
It would be really nice if they did eat anything.
But it would be nicer if other people didn't put so much pressure on the whole eating issue.
They eat if they're hungry.
They eat healthily enough.
That's good enough for me.
I can live with the boredom of cooking the same thing for them every night, and something else for us,
because the one thing this parenting gig has taught me is that...
'this too will pass.'