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For those of you not paying close attention, (and really, why would you?) we are trying to get Lauren to eat vegetables. She will eat frozen peas and corn and that is all. So, we're trying to broaden her horizons. Last night it was some sort of 'baby vegetables' mix by Green Giant.

It did not go well. So 'not well', that I, in extreme frustration, left the table and let Steve deal with her. The deal is, no vegetables, no freezies. Last night, there were no freezies.

Tonight, in a much better frame of mind, it was my turn to get her to eat. Her options? ONE cooked (frozen) carrot, or ONE slice of cucumber with dip, or no freezies.

There were no freezies. After 20-25 minutes of cajoling and threatening and trying to trick her into opening her mouth so i could jam it in, the closest I got was her licking the dip off the cucumber.

She's almost 2 1/2 and she has a temper/stubborn streak to go with her red hair.

But I will prevail. I don't know how long it will take, but I will prevail.

but say a little prayer for me when it comes time to a) potty train and 2) take her milk bottles away.

Date: 2005-06-17 03:17 am (UTC)
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Any chance she'll eat baby carrots? I've got a recipe for Maple Glazed ones that Faith devours by the pound. (Literally, we have to tell her no more carrots unless she eats her dinner, I'm waiting for her to turn orange on me.)

Date: 2005-06-17 03:26 am (UTC)
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i bought some of those today. i was going to try them raw, but i don't really have much hope. could you send me the recipe for your maple glaze? i'm about ready to try anything at this point.

Date: 2005-06-17 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Put the carrots in a saucepan and just barely cover them with water. Bring it to a boil, then let them simmer until they are tender. Drain, return to the stovetop and add 1 Tbsp of butter and 2-4 Tbsp of maple syrup, depending on the amount of carrots and how sweet you want them. Cook for a couple of more minutes, stirring to coat the carrots.

Date: 2005-06-17 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i shall try this. of course, the first obstacle is getting her to put the damn things in her mouth. :P

Date: 2005-06-17 04:42 am (UTC)
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Slingshot? ;o)


Date: 2005-06-17 03:18 am (UTC)
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One wonders, really, where did she get that stubborn streak from??

And I am paying very close attention, thankyouverymuch! :-)

TOW has pictures to send your way someday soon....

Re: Stubborn?

Date: 2005-06-17 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
her stubbornness is UNREAL for a child of 2. and yet she's polite about it. we say, Lauren try some carrot, and she says "no thanks". repeat repeat repeat. "no thanks!" "No thanks!"

frustrating as all hell.

Re: Stubborn?

Date: 2005-06-17 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
At least she knows her manners?

When ya going with the potty training??

Re: Stubborn?

Date: 2005-06-17 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
we're going to Quebec City/Montreal from Jul1-10. I plan to go at the potty training after we get home. she'll be nearly 2 1/2. we've had the potty around for 3-4 months now. she knows what it is.
i've had panties on her a couple times. the last time she peed on the floor. now every time she doesn't have a diaper on, she says, "don't pee on the floor!"

i'm sure we can do it. we just have to decide that we're going to.

Re: Stubborn?

Date: 2005-06-17 09:56 pm (UTC)
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"Don't pee on the floor." Sage advice for toddlers and adults alike. ;)

Date: 2005-06-17 04:05 am (UTC)
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Maybe try putting cheese on them? I've known of several kids who scarfed down various veggies when coated with some gooey, runny cheese. :)

Date: 2005-06-17 04:16 am (UTC)
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another good idea. cheez whiz on cooked broccoli is pretty good. and cheez whiz on celery. we shall see.

Date: 2005-06-17 04:24 am (UTC)
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I would like to say that this stubbornness is clearly something she inherited from your side of the family. However, I hate vegetables so much that when Mom tried the "you're not leaving the table until you eat your veggies" gambit, I called her bluff and sat there until she gave up. :-)

I took the newest picture into work today, and as usual, people ooohed and ahhhed over it.

Date: 2005-06-17 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh, no doubt about it stubborn runs in my family. but see, I TOO am part of my family and NO WAY is some little 2 year old gonna best me! You'd STILL be sitting at the table had you been my kid!! ;)

and yes, the pictures are sweet, aren't they? If not for her undeniable cuteness she'd be even harder to deal with. but how can you not love a child who puts her hands on your cheeks and says, "you're cheeks are warm mommy. i like it"


Date: 2005-06-17 04:41 am (UTC)
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You'd STILL be sitting at the table had you been my kid!! ;)

Bah! Bring on the broccoli when I visit next, and we'll see who caves first. ;-)

Date: 2005-06-17 04:33 pm (UTC)
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I used to dump them down the heat register at my Nana's house when nobody was looking.

Unfortunately, after a while, they'd start to rot. And being in the heat register, the smell would spread EVERYWHERE.

The funny thing? My mom did exactly the same thing when she was growing up. :)


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