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Old 04-29-2006, 09:33 AM   #11
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my wife has dedicated every second of her life to making sure our son is ok, and well fed. unfortunately, that leaves just about all of the other house and yard work and daily responsibilities up to me.

i must say tho, everyone who said mom's don't get a sick day or a day off weren't kidding. dw has sacrificed everything, all day long. because of it, we have a very happy, affectionate, and healthy boy (that's a good eater ). i may joke around about her, but dw is a great mom, and i couldn't have asked for a better mother for my son.

so, since she knows that i will make or pick up dinner everyday, and often lunch for she and i, dw is then free to cook just for our boy.

pasta with tomato sauce and grated parm cheese, or pasta with butter and either parm or cottage cheese is almost a daily thing. often it is served as a side with meatballs, sweet italian sausages, or veal and peppers, cut into small chunks or minced. and everything has to have extra sauce on it.
he even love spinach and cheese raviolis, or potato and cheese pierogies, of course with melted butter.

when he gets tired of pasta, we usually feed him mashed potatoes. with mashed are ham steaks, hamburgers or hot dogs, chicken nuggets, or fish sticks.

recently, we've discovered he likes eggs almost any way, like over easy, hard boiled, or in a cheese omellette.

if we're out somewhere, we'll get him pizza. pork ribs and pulled pork sandwiches are good too. just don't let him see french fries. he won't eat anything else if he sees fries.

the one thing we've never had a problem feeding him are fruits and veggies. he loves grapes, oranges, bananas, and apples. a small bowl of halved grapes, citrus supremes, and banana or apple slices are usually served as an appy before dinner.

then, he'll eat a cored whole tomato, or raw red bell pepper, or boiled corn sliced from the cob, or steamed carrots, or even blanched broccoli in italian dressing.

finally, he gets the aforementioned meats and starches.

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Old 04-29-2006, 10:17 AM   #12
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What an affecionate thing to say of your wife, Bucky! Your son has two very loving parents.
I can't get Aidan to eat eggs, I think it was his dad's influence. He hates eggs and brainwashed Aidan to hate them too. He loves rice though! I found that he is too smart for me now, last week, we had pizza and tried to sneak some veggies under the cheese. He wouldn't even try it, he knew I had tampered ith his pizza. Soon, Callum will be thrown into the mix and maybe I'll be able to get Aidan eating new things so he can show his brother how it's done.

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Old 04-29-2006, 11:05 AM   #13
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That would be a good way to handle it, Corazon. He'll be proud to be the big brother.
My mother taught kindergarten for 30 years. She always made a point of paying special attention to the older child when there was a new baby in the house. Often the older child feels kind of forgotten with all the attention that gets paid to the little one, but if he feels like he has an important part in taking care of the baby or helping mom because she's so busy, it helps his feeling of self-worth.
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:03 PM   #14
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Anything you can possibly get them to eat (except nuts, honey, and of course alchohol) feed them. I know a two-year-old who is so picky she pretty much lives off of pediasure at this point, which I think is sad, because she isn't developing any sense of taste preference. I remember when I was about that age I loved shrimp, despised red meat (I still do half the time) and hated vegitables. But they're all really different, even when compared to their own siblings. Just get your youngster to step out of the box as much as their willing too and avoid forcing them to eat anything, ever. The reason you don't want to make it like a punishment to eat something is because they'll develope a dislike for that food that could last they're entire life.

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