I had that moment of regret last night that most parents have at some point (I think), the one where you realize you screwed up by doing something a certain way. I'm going to come clean now. Even though I hate to admit I'm not perfect.
I should never have let my son have so much control over what he eats.
Because now the damn kid won't eat anything.
Any of you who have kids knows exactly how I got into this position though. You know how frustrating it is when your kid won't eat. Have you ever listened to Louis CK? His bit about the kid not eating is right on. "Eat! You'll die if you don't eat!" And I realize that not many kids in San Jose, CA, are dying of starvation, but still. It's annoying.
Plus, I'm a very picky eater myself. So I not only understand it, I kind of deserve it. I hope he'll start eating eventually. When he hits puberty, at least. Or maybe he won't, hell, I never did. I still judge food by the way it looks. Yet I get annoyed when he does it. Go figure.
Anyway, if I had to choose a way I screwed up, I'd rather it be this than something bad. I get enough into the kid to keep him alive. And he's funny and caring and sensitive and listens to me almost all the time. So, all in all, I think we did ok.
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