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A few blogs earlier I had written about the dinners that all four of us could eat AND tasted good to my husband. I was feeling successful. I thought that it was possible to please his taste buds and steer clear from all avoid foods.
I was mistaken. Here’s the good news. We are not fighting about it. We have peacefully decided just to go our separate ways. He understands that I cannot eat what he eats without becoming fat. He understands that our two year old has food allergies and cannot eat what dad is eating. He understands that our five year old needs to see meat, veggies and fruit at the table most of the time.
But he just can’t enjoy what I put on the table. “It doesn’t fill me up.”
“Eat more meat,” I say.
“I want my potatoes, “ he says.
Sigh. I just can’t give up completely. I am going to fix compliant spreads for my 2 yr old A and my 5 yr old O. Someday, when my 5 yr old son takes a good hard look at what Daddy looks like and feels like, maybe he will follow Mom’s lead.
Overall, if we can teach our son to respect people who disagree with you, then we have taught him how to get along with other people. That's gotta count for something.
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