Posted by: Elizabeth | October 28, 2011

“I Don’t Yike Dinner.”

Caroline has always been a bit of a picky and stubborn eater.  She has her favorites: every morning she scarfs down a blueberry cereal bar more quickly than you can imagine, and she will devour anything with syrup on it.  She’ll eat the kid regulars like mac ‘n’ cheese, pizza, or spaghetti, but she isn’t too adventuresome, to say the least.  Dinner has always been the biggest struggle for us, as we count it a victory if we get her to take even a few bites before melting down and declaring that she’d rather go to bed than eat.

As she’s become more verbal, she’s been able to communicate this more and more clearly.  Just the other evening on the way home from school, I asked Caroline what she’d like for dinner.  She responded very matter-of-factly, “I don’t yike (like) dinner.”  While recognizing the truth in her statement, I thought I’d press a little further: “What is it about dinner you don’t like, Sweetpea?”  Her response (in her sweet toddler voice): “I don’t want to talk about it, Mama.  I just don’t yike dinner.”

Not sure how I can argue with that.

When we got home, she quickly got her baby doll and strapped her in the high chair, declaring, “Baby can eat dinner.”

Can’t blame a kid for trying…

Baby ready for dinner



  1. this made me crack up – thanks for sharing!!

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