Fact: Most of what I cook for my toddler ends up on the floor, smudged on the wall, or in the dog’s mouth.
Fact: The more time and effort I put into a dish, the more likely it won’t be eaten and the more heartbroken I’ll be. ( I.E. don’t make chicken kiev for your two year old. At least the dog was happy).
Fact: The more pressure I put on my toddler to eat, the less he eats.
Fact: The more uptight and frustrated I am with my toddler’s eating habits, the more likely dinner will turn into a total fiasco and I’ll be cleaning pesto off the ceiling fan later that evening.
Fact: Toddlers can’t sit very long in chairs and focus on eating. It’s best not to fight that.
Fact: When you have a small kitchen, no matter what you cook, you’ll always be left with this kind of mess.
Fact: It’s my job to put the most nutritious meals in front of my little man. It’s his job to eat it and he will in time. I’ll trust in that.