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what would you do?

so of course like anyother mother i make dinner every night. but the past few nights my son (he's fourteen) has been telling me he doesn't like what we are having and wants me to make something else. well last night we had pizza burgers and i know that he likes them but he said he wasn't eating it. and i told him he either ate that or he didn't eat cuz i was tired of having to make something different for him everynight when everyone else was fine with the main meal. well he didn't eat and i didn't make him anything else but i felt really bad. what would you have done?

 
jodi205

Asked by jodi205 at 8:23 AM on Jan. 23, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (18)
  • i would have done the same thing. you're not a short order cook, he's old enough to understand that.
    Chandra034

    Answer by Chandra034 at 9:50 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • I would have done the same thing you did. He's 14. He can deal with no dinner if he chooses to be stubborn and not eat what you make. Though, maybe once in a while ask him what he'd like for dinner and make that one night.
    InsanitySpeaks

    Answer by InsanitySpeaks at 8:28 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • well i do that with them quite often ask their input on what we should have.but when they got home from skool i told them i was making the pizza burgers and asked if anyone had a problem with it and nope that was fine. til they were made.
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 8:30 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • lol i would have done the same thing you did. except not felt bad
    krazyash023

    Answer by krazyash023 at 8:33 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • i normaly would say im not a resturant and i dont make 2-3 meals i make one. i make a menu so kids and dh can see what im gonna make mon thru sun. and if theres something on there they dont want or like they only have so much time to tell me so i can think of somthing else. xample. monday - baked chicken with mash potatos and corn. tuesday- shepperds pie. i have said eat or dont eat and i will not make anything for them they eat what i make. so far all has been good. dont feel bad u know what they like and dont like. its not like u decided to make liver and onions or something he hates.
    tabbys4

    Answer by tabbys4 at 8:34 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • I would have done the same thing. Thats something i'm teaching my toddler. If she doesn't like what we are having then thats too bad. It's a little differnt if it's spicy or something no toddler would/should have to eat. Eventually she's get hungry or i guess she won't eat. Sounds harsh but they have to learn. Your not starving them. Your teaching hem.
    kinzleysmommy

    Answer by kinzleysmommy at 8:37 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • thanx crazy
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 8:37 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • I'm having a hard time with that right now, but my son isn't even 2 (so I guess it is different) If he doesn't eat what we are eating I will make him something different, but nothing extravagant. My husband gets pissed and wants me to stop...I just don't want to send my little guy to bed with an empty belly. But I would just tell your son since he is 14, if you don't like it, make yourself a sandwich??
    CarieP

    Answer by CarieP at 8:40 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • I know it is probably terrible advice, but I would feel bad if he was hungry (sorry)
    CarieP

    Answer by CarieP at 8:41 AM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • well no i wouldnt send my toddler to bed with nothing but he is a brtty fourteen year old
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 8:43 AM on Jan. 23, 2009