My daughter has gotten into a bad habit. I'll make dinner and lately she has been refusing it and asking for a sandwich or an alternate. I'm honestly tired of having to prepare several meals every night: my autistic son will only eat a handful of stuff, and mostly junk, though I put a spoonful of whatever we are having onto his plate in hopes that he might deign to sample it; my infant, of course, eats a jar of baby food and cereal then gets whatever we are having to "explore"; but the eldest has decided that she does not want what we are having. We are pescatarian and she does not like seafood. But I work full time. I don't want to (insert petulant foot-stamping here) put in the extra work of preparing her an alternate meal or "reward" her obstinance by letting her fix herself something else or letting her hold out until dessert. I mean, when we have fish fillets, then I'll just bake her some chicken, but when I do a stew or casserole, then it is a bit more difficult to make her an alternate.
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11/19/09 at 4:14pm