I have so much trouble getting my dd to eat many things, but most vexxing to me is her refusal to eat vegetables and her insistance that pasta be served with every meal. I have probably fostered this by giving in to her a lot and pandering. She will be 4 next month.
Tonight I said to her that she will get no other food apart from dinner which was a very mild beef curry with potatoes in it, which she has eaten before. She refused it and I told her several times that that was it, no other food would be given to her.
So we watched spiderman, had a bath, I gave her a small cup of milk (most of which she spilled on me) and then it started. She went to the fridge looking for food, I offered her more of her dinner, she was demanding watermelon and then she cried and cried and cried. I felt so mean.....so so mean. And worst of all, I really helped create this problem by giving in and letting her have things after dinner (not all bad things, often fruit or cheese but occasionally things like custard or sometimes a dry cracker).
She cried herself to sleep sitting with me in a dark room while I stroked her arm.
Please tell me I wasn't too mean?