LOL. Seriously! Here's the story (and this, of course, is just one out of a million times I've heard something like this... "My kids will never..." or "As a parent I will ALWAYS...." LOL... yea right!)
So childless friend says: "I vow to never have picky eaters as children"
--I comment: "Don't jinx yourself! lol"
--Her boyfriend's comment: "Not hard really.. I ate what mom made or there was no food or playing.. Just my bedroom or chores.. I chose food every time.."
--friend's response: "Erica: it's not gonna jinx me, I will guarantee my kids won't be. Steve: exactly my love... You eat what is put in front of you or you wait til breakfast. This WAY in the future mommy will not be a short order cook!"
--My response: "Lol. Not hard on the kid. But stressful as a parent. Giving the ultimatum eat this or go hungry sounds easy but the stress of the freak-out that follows is taxing as a parent. Doesn't mean you don't stick to your guns but it's certainly not a walk in the park. lol. I'm just sayin' don't jinx yourself. lol. Melanie's an awesome eater and getting Deklan to eat is like pulling teeth. listening to those screams from their bedroom is anything other than "easy" lol."
ahhhh to be young and naive. Trust me, we do anything but let our kids just walk all over us. We are very strict about certain things and I believe the most important part of parenting is consistency, but COME ON! How easy it must be to look back on our childhoods and remember it so clearly as this. lol. I doubt this child (her boyfriend) chose to eat EVERY SINGLE TIME. I'm sure there were plenty of stressful times in that household. Even kids who are beat and spanked into obedience have obviously had to learn the hard way how to "do the right thing"..... lol. It just cracks me up when people think it's just as easy as "oh well I just wont put up with it". lol. Sticking to your guns is one thing, saying that it's easy to do so is another. I mean, being a parent is soooo easy isn't it??
Lol. Ok rant over. Just had to share this because I literally could not contain my laughter when reading it. I figured some of you could relate. LOL.