Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer break

We are settling into our summer routine. Evan is going to have an extra long summer this year thanks to the move so I want to keep some structure going or I will likely want to strangle him by the end of summer. We do schoolwork after lunch, nothing too major but enough to keep Evan in practice.

I really miss the morning quiet time that I used to get when the kids were at school and Daniel was napping. Now whenever I do anything I am interrogated by Harry who has appointed himself the house know it all. He has actually insisted on examining the contents of my mouth when he has suspected me of eating something that he might like.

I am struggling with transitioning Daniel off the bottle. Daniel is very resistant to change and while he can drink out of a sippy cup he won't. The novelty has worn off and unless I hold the cup to his mouth he will not drink from it. We are also having issues moving from baby food to finger food. He won't let me feed him much (except yogurt) but is ultra picky about what he will feed himself. He will not eat much meat to speak of and veggies never cross his lips. Luckily he does drink some milk so he does consume some protein and the cereal he eats (again he is very picky about which ones he will eat) are all fortified. I managed to get him to eas some humus by dipping some cheese crackers into it and not giving him anything he liked better.

I know that Daniel will eventually get better with the eating, but it is a bit frustrating trying to get him to consume a somewhat balanced meal. We as parents get so invested in what they eat at this age.


Anonymous said...

It must be frustrating! It's amazing how much time is spent preparing food and feeding little children. And then comes the clean up!

Tama said...

LOL! I forget how funny little kids can be. And yes, it's all about food/nutrition isn't it :)

Anonymous said...

well I guess it's payback for all the times you(and your sisters) complained about the scrumptious meals your dad and I slaved over to serve to you!
heh heh

Kristen said...

I, too, am settling into a summer routine with my kids. I've recently became a work at home mom so it's a bit challenging this year. However, I've created a schedule for myself and so far so good! Good luck with your little ones!

Alysia said...

I am about to start our summer routine next week and I am already sad about missing my quiet time while the baby naps. I am right there with you!