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user banned California 36390 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" Well it sounds like you'll have a great summer outdoors then. And maybe being in grandma's house will ... [snip!] ... But I so feel you on the 3-4 hours of sleep thing. I've had my share of sleepless nights with both kids. It does get better."


Well, we won't technically be in grandma's house, we'll be living in the downstairs apartment. But it would be great if it did help. He's a huge grandma's boy. One time I cried to her that I thought M loved her more than me (that woman is a f**king SAINT btw, I have had so many breakdowns and she has been there for me every time) and she said "No, he loves me but he always asks for you."

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Teenage Girl:" Well another problem we're having is the whole, I only want to eat a few things issue so I've been trying ... [snip!] ... I feel like I can't win! But last night he DID eat some pasta which was a huge victory since I didn't even think he liked it."


3 year olds are picky eaters. You have to find that happy medium of healthy but yummy so they THINK they're getting what they want, but it's not a cheeseburger from McDonalds or whatever.



My son used to refuse all food that wasn't grilled cheese or mac n cheese. He's starting to branch out more and try new things. He's 6, almost 7, so it took me a long time and a lot of frustration to get to where I am now, but it can work. I know you don't eat red meat, and honestly beyond grilling burgers on the grill and the occasional meatloaf, neither do we.



We eat a LOT of chicken. Spaghetti is another favorite around here. If you don't want to use ground beef, use ground turkey or chicken. Ranch chicken is like pure gold to him. It's just boneless chicken breasts cut up into pieces, smothered in ranch dressing and cooked for 45 minutes on 350 degrees. Super simple but it's chicken. And then we do corn and mashed potatoes. He devours the whole thing and sometimes asks for seconds. And this is the boy who never asks for seconds, no matter how much or how little eats.

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" What time is dinner? And I know a lot of kids who are used to TV have a hard time with this, but what ... [snip!] ... night with no nap during the day, it makes them over tired and he may need an earlier bedtime to get him to stay asleep longer."


! It actually does. TV and physical activity right before can over stimulate them. Our son had the same issue. Then I got super strict on his schedule. In the morning, we go play outside for a long time. In the afternoon too around 3 or 4. Then he eats dinner at 5:30pm, shower and relaxes. His doctor approved me using Melatonin to get his sleep schedule on track but ONLY temporarily.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Teenage Girl:" Well, we won't technically be in grandma's house, we'll be living in the downstairs apartment. But it ... [snip!] ... had so many breakdowns and she has been there for me every time) and she said "No, he loves me but he always asks for you." "


THAT is super sweet.

user banned California 36390 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" 3 year olds are picky eaters. You have to find that happy medium of healthy but yummy so they THINK ... [snip!] ... thing and sometimes asks for seconds. And this is the boy who never asks for seconds, no matter how much or how little eats."


He won't really eat meat unless it's a chicken nugget or a taco from Taco Bell or grandma's house. He'll eat fruits but not veggies, yoghurt (any dairy really), pbj or ccj sandwiches, scrambled eggs with or without cheese, turkey bacon SOMETIMES, waffles or pancakes, cereal, chips and salsa (well, any chip but we pretty much only get tortilla chips since they only have like, 5 ingredients and I can pronounce them all.)

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Teenage Girl:" He won't really eat meat unless it's a chicken nugget or a taco from Taco Bell or grandma's house. He'll ... [snip!] ... any chip but we pretty much only get tortilla chips since they only have like, 5 ingredients and I can pronounce them all.) "


What kind of meat does he eat for grandma?

user banned California 36390 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" What kind of meat does he eat for grandma?"


I don't know. :oops: I think she gives him nuggets and turkey bacon and she makes her tacos with ground beef rather than ground turkey. I just can't cook red meat though. :(

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Teenage Girl:" I don't know. :oops: I think she gives him nuggets and turkey bacon and she makes her tacos with ground beef rather than ground turkey. I just can't cook red meat though. :("


I know. Well maybe ask her exactly what kind of stuff she feeds him. It can only help, you know? Does he like ranch dressing? Because the chicken is cut up into little chunks in that meal I suggested. So you could just tell him his nuggets are in the ranch.



And I have the opposite problem with fruits/veggies. I can't get that boy to touch fruit, but he will go to town on veggies.



Does he eat macaroni and cheese? I decided to come up with my own twist on mac and cheese last weekend. I cut up boneless chicken breast and put it into a big pan with some butter and cooked it and then made up the mac and cheese and put them together. My son ate every bite. Protein is such a good filler for our growing boys.

user banned California 36390 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" I know. Well maybe ask her exactly what kind of stuff she feeds him. It can only help, you know? Does ... [snip!] ... made up the mac and cheese and put them together. My son ate every bite. Protein is such a good filler for our growing boys."


Ugh, NO. He is the only child I know who doesn't like pasta! He will if he's very hungry eat a few noodles with red sauce if I let him shake his own parmesan cheese onto it. I will ask her what he eats there. I just wish I could get him to eat more protein. He just doesn't like meat very much. He gets that from me. :(

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Teenage Girl:" Ugh, NO. He is the only child I know who doesn't like pasta! He will if he's very hungry eat a few noodles ... [snip!] ... he eats there. I just wish I could get him to eat more protein. He just doesn't like meat very much. He gets that from me. :("


For a while, my son was the only kid I knew who didn't like ketchup. So I feel your pain. Lol.



But mac n cheese dude. Omg. It's so amazing I don't see how a kid could turn it down. :lol:

user banned California 36390 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" For a while, my son was the only kid I knew who didn't like ketchup. So I feel your pain. Lol. But mac n cheese dude. Omg. It's so amazing I don't see how a kid could turn it down. :lol:"


He tells me it's too yucky. :roll: :x

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Teenage Girl:" He tells me it's too yucky. :roll: :x"


Do you make the boxed stuff? Cuz that's where it's at. :lol: I love boxed mac n cheese.

user banned California 36390 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" Do you make the boxed stuff? Cuz that's where it's at. :lol: I love boxed mac n cheese."


Two different boxed brands, two different kinds of homemade and he wouldn't even go near it.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Teenage Girl:" Two different boxed brands, two different kinds of homemade and he wouldn't even go near it. "


What. A. Loser. :lol:

user banned California 36390 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" What. A. Loser. :lol:"


Ugh. Tell me about it!