Andrea - posted on 01/11/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
I hate to make my first post here a complaint about my son, but I am pretty much at the end of my rope. I have a wonderful 4 year old boy. He is talented, funny, and smart. He can play the violin, write a few letters, and is in most ways the delight of my life.
Except when it comes to food.
With food he alternates being the greediest thing I have ever seen in my entire life, and at the same time, hugely picky. The first thing out of his mouth in the morning is "I want BREAKFAST!! I'm hungry!!" and then you give him breakfast and he peers at it fussily and says, "No. I'm not hungry. I'm going to throw this in the trash."
He wants to throw it in the trash because I save it and give it to him again for lunch. He then whines constantly about snacks, lunch, dinner, and how hungry he is even though he isn't hungry enough to eat the food I pried out of his hands before he could toss it in the trash and saved for him.
Right now I am saving the food and giving it to him (and you bet if he goes to daycare before he eats it, it goes along with him) and I try to explain that it isn't good to waste food, but I swear he only opens his ears long enough to hear one word (food) and is prattling on about the whole dialog he imagines we had about food. (Mainly me agreeing to give him what he wants, because I said food so I clearly meant cookies.)
Aside from this one thing (which damn near pops the vein out in my forehead) he is a great child, but I don't know how to handle this at all. Any thoughts?