We have hit a new phase at meal times. Distraction. Oh lawdy. I count my blessings that he is still eating everything…just at a snails pace and a lot of frustration thrown in for good measure. In the past 2 weeks we have endured the following:
Flopping his string cheese.
Biting sandwiches into the shape of dinosaurs (kinda cool that he is learning that concept though) and march them across the tray.
Trying to get us to sing, repeat or scare him.
Squishing his peas.
Swirling the ketchup.
Acting like the spoon is falling.
It is getting maddening. Like I said, I am counting my blessings that it doesn’t really turn into tantrums and he usually eats it anyways but man I am tired of sitting at the table for 45 minutes while he dicks around with his food. KID JUST EAT THE FREAKING CHEESE AND THEN YOU CAN WATCH BOB THE BUILDER. How does he not get this? All the while I can’t have a glass of wine…how inconsiderate.
Are you dealing with dinnertime annoyances? Any ideas on curbing it?