Presenting our children with meals has become tedious lately. "What is this?" and "Could you make this any healthier?" and "Seriously mom this looks like it grew feet and walked out of the garden, can we have something with a crust?" Ok so that insult was actually creative, but usually it is more along the lines of a turned up nose or rolled eyes. And some of these meals were basic fare not lovely baked fish or eggplant parm, the last straw was roasted chicken!
SO not a mother to be a martyr, the Otis kids are enjoying oatmeal for the week. Yes they will have veggies and fruit for snacks and other meals, I am quite sure they will not perish (although I have heard arguments that they might).
Old fashioned oats with raisins, cinnamon and real cream. 5 nights this week. No meat, no veggies, no spices and no curve balls. Oatmeal it is.
Day 3 kids were looking longingly at our marinated beef tips with asian slaw. Yesterday the fish looked possible.
My hope is that I get my table back, my polite eaters. My kids who are game to try a new food and polite to the cook who prepared it.
Kids can slide into bad habits as quickly as adults. I simply lost my patience with subtle and not so subtle slams on my cooking. SO if you have some eaters with less than ideal manners try a week of oatmeal.