to go to someone elses house???
All these posts about not making separate meals has me thinking of my 8 yr old nephew. I'm part of the crew that think my kids should eat what is served. I will not force anything on them that I know they hate BUT if they have eaten it before they are expected to eat it again...and I can not revolve what i make for the whole family each night on the moods and whims on preschoolers.
Anyway....my sister in law does. Well actualy she doesn't really "cook" but thats another story. But she does ask each kid what they want to each and will prepare (microwave) what each wants. I think it's ridiculous but hey it's not my house or my kids so why should i care. BUT what i find CRAZY is that her 8 yr old is so picky that if he goes someone she packs food for him!!!! And before anyone says anything...NO he does not have any special needs (other then being a brat). The last time the kids came over to spend the weekend so their parents could go out, he arrived with a bag of food. poptarts, frozen chicken nuggets, a little thing of easy Mac, and snacks. My neice goes with the flow and just eats whatever she is given...so this was just for my nephew.
What is she teaching him with this??? That he can have his way whenever he wants? That she will cater to his tantrums and demands? What about manners? What about eating healthy at all? Of course i looked at her like the had 6 heads when she handed me a bag of groceries. She laughs and says "It's just easier then arguing with him." Is he going to show up to a dinner party when he's 30 with a lunchbox????
Does anyone else find this totally insane and lazy parenting??? I've never seen anything so ridiculous!