I Thought I Won at Parenting…
Not too long ago, we were having a really normal lunch.
Except for the fact that Simon was going through his “green wig” phase and insisted on wearing it at all times.
Miles and Alice were already finished eating and had started playing in the family room.
Simon really wanted to play with them.
Simon: All done, Mama.
Me: You have one bite left. Finish the last bite, and you can go play.
Simon: No. I all done.
For whatever reason, I really wanted him to eat that last bite.
Take off the green wig? I wouldn’t even think of asking that. But eat the last bite of his sandwich?
It felt like an important battle.
So I did something that felt really genius at the time.
Me: Let me feel your belly. Oh my gosh, Simon. You have a hole right here in your belly. And it looks like it’s the same size as your last bite of sandwich. Hurry up and eat it to fill that hole in your belly.
And guess what happened next? HE ATE IT!
I did a little happy jig around the kitchen because for the first time ever as a parent, I felt like I had won! I had control!
He got down off his chair. Took two steps into the family room – and threw up.
Luckily, thanks to Happy Family and their Stories from the Bright Side, I know I’m not alone here.
Happy Family makes premium organic food for babies and beyond – and they know that feeding our little ones can be a production!
So they partnered with several bloggers – and an improv group – to bring a few true feeding stories to life. My incident with Simon reminds me of my favorite video from the Bright Side Campaign.
You can watch it here – it’s hilarious and less than two minutes long.
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