Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Birthday Cake? I don't think so!

I have a son who is, shall I say, a picky eater. Maybe picky is putting it too mildly. Severely selective would probably be a better description. Roast beef, roast chicken, dino-nuggets, potatoes, pepperoni pizza and goldfish crackers are what he has managed to live on these past 5 years. When the rest of the family is enjoying, say, peach pie, he asks if he can have goldfish as his treat. With my other children the theory of , you won't get anything else to eat until you eat your dinner, has worked great......but not with this boy. He'll just wait until we eat something he likes and then he eats and eats and eats. We call it filling his "hump" like a camel.
My rule has always been when it comes to meals is this; Eat at least one bite of everything on your plate and finish all of one thing. That way they at least try everything and eventually my older kids have begun enjoying all different kinds of foods. But not with this boy.......the textures make him throw-up. Sure sometimes he can gulp it down with a dry-heave or two but more often than not everything comes shooting right back up-----it's just so frustrating. I keep hoping he'll grow out of it ----- so far no such luck!!!

With all that being said, it was his birthday this weekend. His favorite day of the year! He's been waiting for this day for 364 days. For him this is a great day because 1)it's his special day! 2)he gets toys! 3)we decorate the house just for him! and finally 4)he gets to choose all of his meals!!!! (he gets to fill his hump quite possibly for the year!)

Is it morally right to serve a boy who gags on cake a cake for his birthday? It just doesn't seem right to me.
In the past I've served him goldfish for his birthday.
One year he wanted peanut butter cookies --- he didn't even eat them though.
This year we came up with the perfect solution!

He loved it......and ate it.....but not all at once he wanted to save some for later!!!
That's okay, I wish I had the self control to do that with a donut!

So it comes down to this. He had a great day! and he's talking about his next birthday already, just like he did last year. AND the other kids have asked if they can have birthday donuts too.

I think a new tradition may have been born!!!

1 comment:

Jilly said...

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