Thursday, May 9, 2013

oh yes I did.

While we have come a long way from actual willpower fights over Dominic eating non preferred food, there are definately things we ask him to eat that he really doesn't want to. 

This past weekend, I roasted off beets.  They're nowhere near his list of preferred foods, but I told him he had to eat all of them before he could have seconds on rice.  And then I left the room briefly.  I came back and his plate was clean.

Too clean.

I checked the trash, and there they were sitting RIGHT on top of a clean styrofoam to go box. (germaphobes, don't freak out, this is one of those willpower things. If I hadn't proceeded as per below he'd think he could just throw away what he didn't like.  we don't want to start that precedent)

I looked at him and in my best stern voice said "WHAT did you do??".  He ran over to the trash can and started scooping them out and into his mouth with a really guilty look on his face.  He KNEW he wasn't supposed to do it, but tried to slide one by me.  And he knew he was Busted.

Its kind of fun to watch a mischievous little boy start to emerge.


Delanie C said...

Haha! Love it! That was when I KNEW my son was getting better, cause he started being "bad" like the rest of my kids. It was weird to celebrate badness, but oh the joy! Made me see my other kids in a different light too!

Susan Allen said...

Hilarious and totally show how far he has come.