Thursday, September 21, 2006

My parenting strategy...to the funny farm with you!

Quick post! I have to go in a minute because a member of the Bishopric is coming over in a moment to offer me a calling at church. Hmmmm, Im very curious. The only calling I would turn down on the spot would be anything dealing with cubscouts. Ethically, I just couldnt accept that job. Anything else that has absolutely nothing to do with tying knots, making little wooden cars, rubbing sticks together and any type of badges or ceremonies, Ill consider wrapping my brain around.
But, the reason for the post. Last night Steve put his foot down at dinner with Cailin. We fight her every single night at dinner to eat. Some parents have no problem with kids that pick around their plate, and eat tons of snacks before and after dinner but we do. Im trying to teach my child healthy eating habits, the importance of sitting together at dinner as a family and to not waste. Steve informed her that tonight she will get 1 warning and if her whining continues, no dinner. She immediately broke into sobs and declared..."You just want me to DIE!!!" This comment stemmed from us repeatedly telling her the reason we eat food is so our bodies can grow and we wont die.
So, now that I have properly screwed up my daughters perception of life and priorities. I now wonder, as an adult will she be attending therapy only once a month or have I just escalated her to weekly sessions with the local shrink?

5 comments:

HLH said...

Ha, Ha, HA!!! That is classic. Sadly, I have become what I always said I woulnd't-a short order cook. I make a meal for me, super-husband an ditny toes, and then a sepereate meal for PJ...which for the last two nights he hasn't eaten.

JRV said...

You know, if you continue that you will end up with a picky eater like my brother Ryan. He reapetedly offended people on his mission and still picks through every single meal that is placed in front of him. But I completely understand why you do it :)

April Lady said...

That is hilarious. She is such a drama queen. I must say, while I miss the people in Kirkland, I don not miss the shrill dinner times! But I have to say...I agree with Steve and don't hate me.

LeAnn said...

Oh, she can get a discount on therapy by going in on a group rate with my girls!

Mom said...

We always thank parents for our job security. What would people have to talk about in therapy if it wasn't for them. Maybe I can get Cailin a discount at my agency. Just say my grandma sent me! Actually, I think she will probably survive just fine and end up writing a book about her family experiences. Then send her parents on a world cruise with her royalties.