Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I Am Going To Win This Battle!
Last night Tyson cooked shepherds pie. If you have never had it--it consists of hamburger meat mixed with any vegetable (he chose peas, green peppers and green beans) and then it has mashed potatoes on top with melted cheese. It is really good. Well anyway, Winston decided that he didn't want to eat his dinner because he just can't stand vegetables. He picked around at it and tried dipping just the meat into ranch. Well I decided that he really needed to learn to eat what is fixed and most importantly to eat something besides JUNK! He is the worst eater. So I told him that he had to eat what was on his plate. Well let me just say that did not set well with Mr. WC. He growled at me. So I looked at him with the mother glare and sent him to his room. While he was in his room, he kept growling(which is really comical if you are not a part of the battle) and then started throwing his pillows. I was so shocked by his behavior. I could see Wyatt acting like this but not Winston. I calmly walked into his room and told him that I didn't appreciate the way he was acting and that he wouldn't be able to go to the swim party that was later on in the evening. Oh boy did he go crazy. I then asked him what I had done to make him act this way--of course he couldn't tell me. All I wanted him to do was eat his dinner. Well to make a long story short--he finally calmed down and decided to finish his dinner. You should have seen it. He put about a cup of ranch on the shepherds pie and then gagged and shook his head with every bite. BUT guess what? I won this battle because he cleaned his plate. I did allow him to go to the party, which I still am debating about with myself, but I felt bad punishing Wyatt when he ate his dinner. (Ty was taking pictures) I tell you this parenting stuff can be tricky--I can't wait to see what dinner is like tonight!