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Monday, August 22, 2011

Exasperation

 

Eating at our house lately has reached a new level of fun.

This is how yesterday morning went down.

Andrew starts off the morning super early in my face complaining that he is hungry.
I say, "sound great, let's go get breakfast" and we head downstairs.

I pop a waffle into the toaster and he starts yelling, "I'm not hungry!"
I say, "Well, I just made you a waffle, so let's try and eat some of it."

I cut up the waffle and put a little syrup on it and bring it over to the table.
"I don't want anything on the waffle and I want it whole. Not cut up!"

Seriously? No syrup.

I was being extra nice yesterday I think, so I said, "OK, if you ask nicely, I can make you one without syrup and I'll eat this one." Normally I'd just say, "sorry, this is what you're eating."

Fast forward 3 minutes and he has a plain, non-syrupy waffle on his plate.

"Mom, can you cut up my waffle?"

Seriously? You just had a major tantrum about the fact that the last one was cut up.

A few minutes later, "Mom, can you put syrup on my waffle please?"

Grrr. Sigh of exasperation. I pushed the other plate towards him with the already cut up waffle covered in syrup that I'd made him ten minutes before.

Gotta love three year olds.

4 comments:

delikk said...

are you telling me the meal tantrums keep going?? i thought we were in a little phase that would soon end. i'm totally bummed now.

Kevin and Kristina said...

meal tantrums are neverending here. i think andrew takes after me though... and i am picky... so it is kind of my fault. i don't like sitting down to eat and i only like to eat specific things... so when he is grumpy because he doesn't want to stop what he is doing to eat, i understand... but still it is frustrating!!!

Lopez Family said...

oh my!!! this is like the story of my life. ditto. super frustrating.

Laura said...

Sounds like my house lately