R and M are very good eaters. They’re constantly saying that they’re hungry!
So why is it that when meal time arrives they somehow regress and turn into babies?!
We literally have to spoon feed them!
I remember a time when they’d quite happily sit down at the table with us, pick up their own fork, spoon or knife and just get on with it.
I don’t understand!
Not only that I’ll feed them half a chicken nugget and then they’ll tell me they’re not hungry anymore and don’t want anything else to eat!
I’d never force them to eat food if they’re not hungry, but surely after only bite they can’t be full!
In fact I know they’re not full as five minutes later I’ll hear the inevitable cries of, ‘Mum, I’m hungry!’
I tried putting the plate down in front of them and telling them to get on with it or they’d go without, but that didn’t work either!
Maybe it’s laziness or maybe they’re just used to their daddy and I feeding them.
Whatever it is, it has to stop!
I need them to be more independent and feed themselves. They’re three years old! If I took them to McDonalds or to a restaurant even, they’d happily feed themselves and sit at the table so well, but at home nowadays that just doesn’t happen!
Has anyone else experienced this? What did you do?