Tonight my hubby and I got in a bit of an arguement. It started when I made spaggetti for dinner, my ds has a sensitive stomach when it comes to tomato products, so I made him peanut butter and jelly instead. As I set it in front of him my mil says you spoil that boy! He is 8 years old! He should quit being a baby and eat what we eat. I say well he gets a bad belly ache and its not hard to make him a freakin sandwich. She says in my day my children ate what I made or they got there butts beat until they ate every bite. I said well I don't think its that big of a deal to do it my way. Hubby says that if they don't eat the dinner that is prepared then they just don't eat tonight.
Am I wrong to make him the sandwich? Its not that he is being picky, he has had issues since birth. Should I tell him that he must eat what is prepared or else? I do insist all 4 of my children eat at least a bite of new foods, if they don't like it then I don't make them eat it, but they do have to try a bite, and 9 times out of 10 they like it and eat more. I was forced and beaten to eat foods I detested, I still hate them and they bring very unpleasant memories up for me.
Who is right?
on Jul. 28, 2013 at 2:55 AM