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    So this is nothing like a serious issue but DF and I are now butting heads about it lol 🙄

    This evening we were having spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. DS and I are a bit sick (DS has a yucky cough and miserable on and off, I've got a runny nose and feel just crappy.) so anyway, serve dinner and DS will only eat his spaghetti. Down right refuses the meatballs.

    I caved and let him have some more spaghetti (thinking well at least he's eating something when he's sick) DF got annoyed and said I should of left him (I kinda think I should of)
    DS is not a good eater at the best of times. If he wasn't sick I may have not been such a push over (or I could of still been lol)

    WWYD?
    Would you make your child eat what you gave them?
    Give them more spaghetti? (Like I did lol)
    Does being sick influence your decision or am I being soft and using it as an excuse?
    Something else?

    DS is 2 btw. I'm just curious cause I think I am a softy about food with DS. I don't want him to go hungry (like cmon? He won't let himself lol)

    Anyway! Thanks for reading! Lol

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    All rules go out the window when my kids are sick! I would have let him have more spaghetti.

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    If any of our kids don't eat one part of their dinner but eat another part, we usually allow them to have more of the part they are happy to eat, IF there is more already made up ready to give. Except chips. They don't get more chips unless the plate is cleared.

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    Normally I'm pretty strict about us all eating dinner together, but it all goes out the window when DD is sick (21 months). We're just back from the after hours GP - she has a chest infection. Asked for toast so currently eating toast while watching TV.
    When she's sick I normally do something easy like baked beans or scrambled egg.
    I would be pretty happy if she ate plain spaghetti when unwell!

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    I am always a bit torn...on one hand when my child is sick I absolutely don't expect them to eat like normal...but on the other hand I'd be thinking 'spaghetti isn't going to help you get better, and I put 5000 cloves of garlic in those meatballs to help you so you should eat those.' So..I probably would have gone with your DH on this one (given it's a cold and cough...upset tummy they start off bland, then eat what they feel like for 48hrs).
    Usually, if my kids are unwell I give them a very small serving, and then if they've eaten it all and want more of one thing I say okay.
    I think that's what I do. It's been so long since my kids have been unwell to the point of them being miserable I am struggling to remember exactly what I do 😂

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    Let him have more without a doubt.

    When your sick sometimes you can't face certain foods because they might hurt sore throat. Or the smell can turn your tummy etc..
    So why is a 2 yr old different.

    I would say that the soft spaghetti didn't hurt/may even soothed a sore throat.

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    Let him have more. No doubt. He's sick and he's 2. This isn't a teaching moment imo.

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    We usually give ds (also 2) all he is going to get at the start of dinner. So if he ate all the spagetti and no meatballs and was obviously still hungry, we would give him something else like yoghurt or fruit.

    Spagetti is a really easy meal to hide vegies in if it's in a tomato based sauce. We usually add grated zuchinni and carrot. So if ds ate the spagetti (covered in some sauce) I would be pretty happy with that.

    I'm impressed your ds even ate when he's sick!

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    I'd have let my DS have more spaghetti too. I feel so sorry for the little ones when they are unwell. I wouldn't want him having an empty tummy on top of being unwell.

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    Thanks for the responses so far!

    Getting to responding shortly! Considering DS is sick he's having a good old time doing laps of the house and yelling at the top of his lungs. 😳


 

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