|No, darling, you cannot have another cookie|
We've reached a point in feeding our toddler where she eats most of what we eat at the table. I say "most" because some times she refuses to eat her vegetables and wants to fill up on cheese instead. Who could blame her though, cheese is delicious!
Lately I've been listening to some of the things I tell her at the dinner table and thinking about the example I set for her. Real talk: I don't always take my own advice, here are some gems from the last couple of weeks:
"No, you cannot have another cookie!" as pictured above. I will probably have 2 more after she goes to sleep.
"Where's your water? Have some water. Would you like some water? Water, darling?" or any variation on the water theme, usually said while I'm holding a cocktail.
"That is mommy's drink!" shouted at coffee and wine alike.
"Ella, goldfish don't count as lunch."
"Com'n, oatmeal is good for us and we have to eat breakfast!"
"You have to eat your broccoli too, darling, not just the pasta."
"Too much cheese will hurt your tummy, Ella-bean."
"No snackies right now, mommy is making dinner" - said as I am eating cheese while cooking dinner.
What of your own advice is the hardest to swallow?