- I went to FL for a 3 day weekend in July. As I was packing, he asked “What are you going to eat? Are you going to buy food there? Are you going to eat with Grandma and Grandpa? Where are you going to pack your food?”
- When I returned from the above weekend, his first question was “What did you eat?” I replied with, “We had steak and salad for dinner last night.” He kept pushing it. “What did you have for lunch? What about breakfast? Did you have the same thing the day before?” It was a little odd. I finally just told him start to finish what I ate over the 3 days.
- My cousin just stopped in yesterday for 20 hours. She is spending 30 days on a greyhound bus, traveling and photographing America from the perspective of riding a greyhound bus. Really cool and put together 24 year old! Anyway, DS’s question to me as we were going to pick her up…”What does she eat? Does she bring it with her? It is packed?”
- Once she was here, he asked her the same things. “What do you eat?” Trailmix. “What kind of trailmix? Does it have M&M’s? How much do you have? Where is it packed? Can I see it?”
- I was in AZ for a 3 day worktrip… similar scenario as when I went to Florida.
- In Kindergarten, he threw a fit at the concept of eating cafeteria lunch. He was in tears. So much so that the teacher specifically called me to talk about it and said “They were serving chicken nuggets. Who doesn’t like chicken nuggets?” Very odd, because nuggets ARE one of the foods he will eat. Ever since that day he has made his own lunch because he absolutely refuses to eat anything else.
You get the point. He could have asked what we did, what did we see, where did you go. Nope. What did you eat. Weird, don’t you think?
The other part of this is that he’s probably gained 10lbs this summer. He is only 6, so 10lbs is a lot. He is pretty active – riding bikes, playing soccer, etc., and never plays video games – but he has definitely chunked up! Love handles on his back… not so lovely on my baby.
He actually does eat apples, strawberries, broccoli and asparagus too – but that’s about the limit of his diet. Oh, and yogurt and cereal too.
My two girls will eat anything. I mean anything. My youngest (2 1/2) loves tomatoes. She pushed her pancakes to the side at a restaurant on Saturday and took over my salad. She is a great veggie and fruit eater. My other daughter – 8, will eat almost anything also. She has learned that she doesn’t care for tomatoes, but other than that she will try one bite of anything and usually ends up eating it.
I keep thinking that it isn’t my parenting or the exposure to a variety of foods that is the issue – my girls eat just fine after all.
A friend recently suggested that maybe he has food allergies. She said that allergies sometimes manifest as an aversion to certain foods. Do you think that could be it?
I am at a loss. I am not usually a hypersensitive mom, but I am actually thinking this is weird. Any thoughts?