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The Monday Snapshot – Getting Picky


Matthew has been on a bit of a food strike for a few days.  He eats… soups, avocados, yogurt, cottage cheese, hard cheeses, and fruit.   That’s it right now.  He will dabble in meats and an occassional veggie, but he’s really just holding out for Mom’s soup and his “dessert” of fresh fruit.


I so hope his fabulous eating skills come back.  Careful what you wish for, right?

He’s not playing peek-a-boo 😦

This is part of a weekly feature over at PAIL called The Monday

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

16 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot – Getting Picky

  1. Raegan has days like that. My sister said it’s perfectly normal for them to go on hunger strikes….her oldest did it at least once a month….Here’s hoping he gets back to normal soon!

  2. Oh no! M – you were the best one! Think of the team! 🙂

    If it makes you feel *any* better, I would consider that a fabulous eating day for HGB. ❤

    • You should have seen him eat lunch today. Chicken, red peppers, and marinated mushrooms (used to be his fave). A few mushroom pieces went down with some coaxing, the chicken and peppers went in the bib, his hair, his shoulders, and the floor. After trying 4 times to get him to eat it – I caved and gave him grapes. Ugh.

  3. Ugh, I’m petrified for this. On Saturday night all Stella would eat was blueberries. Every other day/meal she has been fine, so I’m hoping it’s a random occurrence, but time shall tell. EEK!

  4. Please, please do not usher in an era where all of us with “good eating toddlers” suddenly find ourselves in the pits of Toddler Refusal to Eat Hell. Please, Matthew, end the strike. There is so much more to life than grapes…

    • I know, right?! People told me this would happen, and now I’m feeling like a fool, “LIKE A FOOL,” for thinking my kid is different!

      Tonight actually went well. Chicken (he loves Pan.era salad chicken), cherry tomatoes, tomato soup, and grapes (ah, grapes…) down the hatch with no effort.

      Maybe it was the trip that pissed off his pallet?!

  5. Is it any consolation that the picture is super cute? We’re just really entering this world of table foods and can’t get past avocado & sweet potato so I am no support. Good luck!

    • Ha ha! It is consolation, actually! Avocados and sweet potatoes are the best – still on the “love list,” thank God!

      Hey, I was just going through my reader and I’m not getting updated when you post. I’m sorry I’ve been MIA!

  6. I honestly think that he’s just expressing his independence and control. It’s the same sort of idea behind why toddlers like throwing food while looking their parents STRAIGHT.IN.THE.EYE. I can do something and get a reaction from mom! Sofia seriously changes it up daily. She frequently gets a mix of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. The first two she’ll eat every time. The carrots are hit and miss… sometimes she goes straight for them and eats them all first and others she avoids them completely. I figure it’s just similar to how somedays certain things appeal to us and other days they don’t… But I do hope Matthew gets back to his old self!

    • I know – they’re just like us. Sometimes I want pizza, and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes he wants carrots, and sometimes he doesn’t.


      Hey – try putting cinnamon and nutmeg on the carrots. That is our secret weapon with them!

  7. Oh Matthew, poor buddy. We had our Parents as Teachers appointment yesterday (I’ll write about it soon) and I asked about this. She said that as kids start to get more independence, we hover a little too much and don’t give them choices as they are eating. She suggested putting each type of food you give him in little measuring cups or small containers and letting HIM choose. I know you pretty much already do that by putting it on his tray, but maybe there is something to them looking in the cup and feeling like they are making more of a choice? Chloe got better last night too, so it seems hit or miss. Which is almost more frustrating I think!

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