When we enter motherhood we define success completely different than we did pre-kids.
For instance sans children success to me would have been pulling an all nighter and acing an exam,
finding the perfect pair of shoes to match an outfit.
Now that we have entered another phase of our life success has a different meaning.
Success is exclusively breastfeeding, potty training, overcoming separation anxiety, etc.
This past week has been a success for me because our oldest has successfully been eating the same dinners we have.
Usually I’m cooking 2, sometimes 3 different dinner a night because our kids have become so picky and I have started to cater to their wants.
Notice I said wants, not needs, but wants.
As in I know you cooked dinner but I want something different.
Sure kid, mom just slaved over a stove for an hour but I’ll heat you up spaghetti and meatballs or make you a PB&J 😦
This week we put a stop to that and started offering them no alternatives.
They get dinner or they get nothing.
I know it seems harsh, and I was really tentative at first.
Surprisingly they have complied and it has been amazing!
Now I am cooking only one dinner a night, less stressed, and can rest assured that they are
eating a nutritious dinner.
Ahhh, sometimes as mom’s we have to take these wins because we don’t know when we’ll get another one!
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