Beyond Picky...And giving in?? *Update after dinner*
Our neighbors sometimes watch our 3 kids (ages 5, 7, and 9) and they asked us to return the favor for them (they asked a couple of weeks ago). Their daughters are 5 and 10. We knew the oldest we super picky, but we had no idea just HOW picky. We had them for breakfast one time, and I made waffles and Emily (the 10 yr old) said she didn;t like waffles and just didn't eat breakfast.
So tonight she insisted that she wanted Papa John's Pepperoni Pizza. I told her that I did not want to buy a pizza. I messaged her mother about what she would eat. This is the COMPLETE list of the foods Emily will eat:
Papa John's Pepperoni Pizza
Angelhair or Penne Pasta - Plain, no butter, oil, or any sauces.
Tacos - Old El Paso, Corn hard shell, with Kraft mild cheddar cheese, no lettuce, no tomato.
Shrimp Poppers - They can be purchases at the new Walmart, but not at the Walmart closest to us.
Grilled cheese - made with Kraft American slices only
Bacon - No restrictions
I was highly annoyed when I saw this list because all this requires a special trip to the grocery store NOT because she is allergic to something (which I would certainly understand) but because they give in to her!
Please know that I am just venting and I am just going to smile and welcome these little girls into my home like nothing is going on. However, I think that if there is THIS many restrictions they should 1) feed the kid BEFORE taking them somewhere 2) bring money for pizza or 3) bring food for her to eat. I have a problem (and I know this is MY problem) feeding any child plain, pasta while everyone else eats normal food.
Update: So we opted for the pizza because I figured my kids would appreciate it (they hardly ever get "real pizza"). Emily took a piece of pizza, (they never say please or thank you), ate less than half, and then said, "I'm done!" She got up, threw the rest in the trash and ran upstairs to play. At this point, my husband and I just looked at each other, shook our head, laughed a bit, and happily finished the rest of the pizza. We realize that the kids have little manners. Whatever.