Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lunchtime with GGirl

Lunches at our house are pretty relaxed and usually leftovers.  Very often the conversation will go something like it did today.

Me:  What do you want for lunch.
GGirl:  Quesadilla!
Me: Ok, get out the cheese.  [Then offers choice of whatever fruit or veggie we have around]
GGirl: [Usually picks fruit]

Eat. Eat. Eat.

GGirl: Mom, I'm still hungry.
(Here's where the negotiations begin)
Me:  What are you hungry for?
GGirl: Cereal.
Me: Um, no.  If you're still hungry you may have veggies. 
Out comes the bin of veggie sticks.  She either picks veggies or isn't really hungry.

She was recently introduced to Ants on a Log (aka: celery, peanut butter, and ants as she calls them).  Today, that was the veggie of choice and she lined up the "ants" herself.

I find that if she makes the choices some of the time, there is less struggle when the choice is not hers to make.  Works for me!

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