Stone Soup for Five: Hell Week--day two. 14 days to go.

Hell Week--day two. 14 days to go.

Sometimes I hate myself for making a new rule, then having to stand by it.  Like today.  And yesterday.  And many, many more days.

Breakfast:  Pancakes and bacon--in the hopes the smell would intoxicate my two hold-outs into scarfing down their ONE BITE EACH of cantaloupe and little dish of peach yogurt.  

Ya.  No sale. 
(But my oldest, who continues to be a trooper in all this got to enjoy it with me this morning... and he's the one who I thought I'd butt heads with the worst!)

Lunch was hot dogs.  Ya, I know, not a healthy choice, but by this time I was desperate to get them to eat SOMETHING, since they had eaten NOTHING since lunch the previous day.  And I'm a FEEDER people!
 Didn't work.
At this point, I may or may not have gone into the backyard and pulled a thin branch off the willow tree, stripped it down, and brought it in as a little incentive.  May or may not have...

So after about an hour of talking, praying, urging, gagging, refills of water... the 1/4 cup of peach yogurt and two bites of cantaloupe were consumed.   

Me: Was it REALLY that bad?? REALLY?    LegoNater:  Ya mom, it really was. *gag*

And we moved on to lunch:  ONE hotdog, carrot sticks, celery sticks, and a half a banana.  

This face was a stream of blotchy alligator tears just five minutes earlier... when he had to put THE WHOLE BITE of cantaloupe in his mouth... while I sanded the willow branch smooth.

So now dinner will start with the veggies left over from lunch.  Let's all PRAY, shall we, that the veggies will be consumed before this time tomorrow?  I don't think I can handle much more of this.  14 days left.  -sigh-

Update:  Not all veggies were eaten for lunch, but they were eaten by dinner, and we all got to enjoy dinner together.  Simple foods so as to give them a bit of a break: Chicken, rice, and broccoli.  All of them were ignoring their decent sized serving of broccoli until I reminded them, it probably wasn't going to be too good for breakfast.   They all managed to eat it! Hallelujah!!  Tomorrow morning each has about one stick of celery left before breakfast, but I'm pretty sure with a full glass of water and plugged noses, they'll make it through.  I know it's not over yet, but it was nice to have a break from the tears!

1 comment:

  1. I think you are AWESOME! You know you can't back down now. Be strong! I did this once with Kaiah and her food. She looked at it for 2 days and I finally had to bring it to her cousin's birthday party. She finally ate it so she could have cake. Everyone there was looking at me like I was crazy :) But IT WORKED! She's a great eater now.


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