I don’t know why I post things like this… It’s certainly NOT to brag on my parenting skills. I guess it’s for a laugh and to let you all learn from my mistakes. Here goes:
So Isaac has been pretty whiney lately. I think he’s getting a cold or teeth or just being a two year old. I’m doing my best to deal with two screaming kids sometimes… So yesterday when Isaac was feeding Tabby (our dog) and I was making dinner, I looked over and Isaac was about to put some dog food in his mouth. I said, "No, Isaac. That’s yucky." and made him put it in Tabby’s bowl. He then started to cry and get angry in one of his typical tantrum modes. So I intervened and said, "Fine, eat the dog food, you won’t like it. It’s yucky." This stopped the crying and he picked up a piece and held it for about 3 minutes contemplating if he should really eat it. I kept looking back at him to see if he had eaten it. I didn’t know if he would really eat it, but I was sure if he did, he’d spit it out and never try it again…. That’s where I was wrong. After a while he finally put the bit in his mouth and crunched away. I looked at him with surprise and said, "Do you like it?!" He said, "mmm hmmm" and continued to munch away.
I did however stop him as he started walking on hands and feet towards her water bowl…
Way to go, Mom!