But, all that seems to fly out the window lately when we sit down for a meal. Notice the plump belly, the round cheeks? Well this sweet son of mine who ate everything placed in front of him is now being picky....refusing to eat what he is served and I get awfully wound up about it :( Not taking the best care of my gift because my impatience and frustration cloud my vision and while I'm lost in that I can't see him anymore.
I left the dinner table tonight in tears over it. After a few minutes of mindlessly blog surfing to just unwind, I calmed down and realized that I can't control him anymore that I can control...well, anything or anyone!! Him not eating (much) goes so against every motherly instinct I have that I get into a panic mode that he will starve himself and why am I failing as a mom to get him to eat?! But it's just another step in letting go and letting him develop into the person God ultimately wants him to be. Sure he needs guidance and loving discipline (including what he is served to eat) but my panicked and angry attitude is not going to help him be secure in his choice to eat....or not. It's a hard thing to step back and let your child fall. But they will and do get back up and will be stronger for it....and I will be stronger too.
Anyone else have a picky eater? Any tips or suggestions? Thanks for visiting with me today:)