Friday, February 26, 2010

How do you get a 3 year old to eat??

I know moms have been fighting this war for years, and I really wish there was some magical solution, I am so tired of the dinner table being a battle field.  Unless it is chicken, rice, or ramen noodles Noah wants nothing to do with it.

Take greenbeans for example.  Noah LOVES greenbeans, BUT he forgets this fact everytime he comes back from a visit from his dad's house.  I have to beg, bribe, and threaten for an hour to get him to try just one greenbean.  I know that once he finally tries it, he discovers its yummy, and will finish all of them on his plate.  But he would rather tell me they are "sick" and sit pouting in his chair forever until he finally caves in.

We have tried cutting back his milk intake during the day,  (He would be happy to drink milk all day and never eat) and cutting back on his afternoon snack so that he is hungry come dinner time, but to no avail!  Most nights I have to "help" him eat...meaning standing over him and feeding him every bite, because he doesn't want to do it himself.

He acts like we are trying to feed him liver and brussle sprouts!! All though maybe we should try that because he doesn't like "good" food!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Crazy Kids

  So I haven't been on to blog in a little over a month, but the life of a stay at home mom living in Tonopah is not too exciting. :)  Anyway, I thought I would give an update on what the kiddos are up to.

Noah is just as crazy and energetic as usual.  We are still working on potty training, but we haven't had a lot of success.  A couple weeks ago Noah came up to me and told me, "Mom, I pooped a cookie."  He said it with a very serious face, then starts cracking up laughing.  Yesterday he told me, "I smell poop! I need a change, mom!"  He has a new favorite TV show lately.  He LOVES watching ICarly, and he even sings the theme song!

Ammon is just about crawling.  He gets up on his knees and rocks back and forth with his little bootie in the air, he can launch himself forward and scoot backwards and sideways.  He can roll, scoot, and launch himself across an entire room in a matter of seconds!!  He is already starting to eat like a teenager, he inhales food like there is no tomorrow!  This week we started letting him self-feed himself crackers, and he LOVES to eat little cut up pieces of banana.