Sunday, August 01, 2010

Sunday Photos



There's something I've always been horrible and lazy at. Something that I'm always very conscious of, embarrassed about, and constantly trying to improve. That one thing is getting my picky eaters to eat normal food. 

They hardly eat any vegetables, don't like to experiment with any new food, don't eat hardly any kind of meat... I'll spare the details.

Let's just say, it's getting ridiculous. So we started making them eat every single thing I cook. I have the meals planned out so they know what to expect. I kindly help them along, encouraging, coaxing.

Usually the "kindness" plan doesn't work well. Eventually we leave the table and let the girls stay until they've eaten some dinner. And we don't give them anything else to eat. That's the kicker. That's what I've always been bad at, what I've always given in to. But not anymore.

Let me stop explaining and show the girls' depiction of what goes on.

First Grace's drawing, then Ruby's.



(Those are forks in their hands and Ruby says on the forks is "meat, ech")

We had a particularly hard time today with a pork roast, carrots and potatoes. Let's just say there were tears. And the girls drew these unprovoked. Jake and I laughed so very hard.

From what the picture depicts, Jake points, standing up, yelling super loud. Oh, if only they knew how easy they had it.

And I haven't even busted out cauliflower, brussel sprouts or salmon...

Such little trouble makers.



14 comments:

The Medleys said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Those drawings. Priceless. We are laughing so hard at this. Such funny wonderful girls. Sorry it's so hard!!!

vicky said...

LOVE IT! So funny!

Amy said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That is the funniest thing. Do they do that a lot? Draw graphic pictures of the horrors of their lives? It's good therapy, I hear. Did I tell you I bought a cookbook about sneaking healthiness into your kids’ food? It’s called Deceptively Delicious. There’s also one called The Sneaky Chef. I linked a couple of websites on one of my “NEW POSTS.” And I’ve got a new blog, BTW. It’s http://imamotherhearmeroar.blogspot.com I know. It’s a mouthful. But, whatever. I’m posting again! I’ll let you know how the nutrition deception goes.

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Jenni of the Great Salt Lake said...

Those drawings are awesome! I wish I had some advice.

LuCDay said...

I love it! You're awesome Sarah, keep it up!!!
P.S. I showed my kids and they had a good laugh (because that's the thing they remembered the most about your kids was that they didn't have to eat their meals).
:o)

Jodi said...

That is hilarious!

Megan said...

I hear ya.
You can HAVE my Deceptively Delicious cookbook if you think it'll help. Seriously.

Laura said...

Oh- I'm right there with you on the eating troubles :( It's such a pain! We go through spurts of making them eat what I make & then we give in & go back to some type of bread with melted cheese in it or on it. Thus the reason my kids still suck at eating!!! Good luck- at least your kids express their emotions through art, instead of tantrums, like mine!!!

Em said...

HILARIOUS! That is so funny! I love the towering parents standing over the poor crying children. I laughed so loud I scared my kids. Awesome!

Missy said...

These drawings are killing me. I seriously love them so much.

You are such a fun mom Sarah. I can't wait to get together (one day)

Laynie said...

Oh my gosh, I am laughing so hard right now. I love all the stories you put on your blog.

Latisha said...

This post cracked me up!! Priceless pics!

Emily said...

I was laughing so hard at this post I was crying.

By myself.

Thanks. :)