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We usually are lucky enough to have our older grandsons spend the night at least once a week.  They used to be easy to feed.

Especially when they get to help me prepare the meal. Unfortunately, we’ve hit that stage with Dylan where no matter what it is-he doesn’t “like” it.  Unless it’s a dessert.

Take this week-we got home from school on Wednesday and he said he was “starving“.  Aidan agreed.  First thing-both boys wanted some of the pumpkin bread we had made the week before.  Aidan also wanted fruit and a turkey sandwich.

Dyl wanted “two big slices of bread“.  I informed him if he was truly hungry-he could have the same as his brother.  That worked after some drawn out hemming and hawing.

Thursday-Aidan wanted the same meal-sized “snack“.  Dyl was holding out for what was left of the quick bread.  

However, they were eating dinner with us and I wasn’t going to let them skip dinner!

Aidan ate every drop of the baked salmon, his grape tomatoes and the tater tots.  Dylan informed me that “I no longer like salmon and I don’t like tater tots either.”

He ate the tomatoes.  

Friday Steve works late and the boys and I were eating together and they were spending the night.  I grilled sweet Italian sausages, I ate salad while they were given tomatoes again and I made some angel hair whole wheat pasta.

Aidan ate every bite and then had some chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for dessert.  Dylan, however, wouldn’t eat the pasta and acted as if I gave him a grilled tube of dog food rather than a gourmet sausage from Sprout’s!

He even tried the “I’m going to pee” routine.  Told him as a mom and former day care provider that I knew all the tricks and he could go AFTER he finished chewing.

There were crocodile tears.  Didn’t impress this grandma.

It’s a hard road-but if he wants to grow up, he needs to eat more than quick breads and oatmeal cookies-even if they have healthy substitutes.

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