Today he’d like to share his tips on how to make meal times as difficult as possible.
Nothing gives your parents more stress than how much food you’re eating. It’s like they’re obsessed or something. ALWAYS with the eating.
They hover and nag and can’t keep their bloody hands out of it.
It is NOT your job to make this time easier for them. I think deep down they’d be really disappointed if it was too straightforward, so do everyone a favour and keep them on their toes. It’s a nice, bonding thing for you all to go through.
Here are my top tips for a power battle at dinnertime:
Wear them down with toddler logic
I’ve put together a sample script based on last night’s dinner at our house.
Toddler: Did you make this pasta?
Toddler: Did you make it with love and care?
Parent: Indeed I did. Much love and care.
Toddler: Did you make sure it was healthy as well as delicious?
Parent: It will help you grow up big and strong.
Toddler: I don’t want it.