Thursday, January 24, 2008

I'm such a mean Mother!!!

Would you push this around your plate for 45 minutes and then cry and go to bed on an empty stomach if I served it up for your dinner?

My 7 yr old would, and did. The dinner consists of chicken thighs roasted and then I cut it off the bone and cut it up, one very small piece of roasted sweet potato , roasted potato and six french cut green beans (from Trader Joe's - best frozen green bean ever!!) He hadn't eaten a thing since lunch at school (they sit down to eat at 11:25), so he must have been hungry by 6:00pm. We had to fight to get him to eat about three quarters of the chicken and one green bean.

My 5yr old did a bit better, eating half of a piece of sweet potato, all her green beans and 1 bite of chicken. Still took her forever.

Consensus from the kids at the end of the meal - I am really mean for cooking this for them!!

I feel like I'm hitting my head against a brick wall!!!


Claire said...

This made me laugh! When I was little, my mom would make us eat as many _____ (usually a vegetable!) as we were old. So, when I was 7 and brother was four...I had to eat 7 beans, and he had to eat 4. It worked, we at least had some veggies.

Cathie said...

That's a really good idea!!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could come over and have their dinner...

I've tagged you for a meme Cathie :)

Anonymous said...

You are unspeakably cruel! Haha - I would eat that up in two bites!