Terrible Twos With Allergies
I should have seen it coming. All the time I talked about how Joseph is perfectly happy with substitutes, I forgot one important thing – the terrible twos were coming. They have now struck full force, and its becoming hard to get him to eat anything. Conversations about food generally go “Do you want x?” “No.” He’s gotten tired of the standard foods, and wants something new. Sometimes that includes what we’re eating for dinner. Like recently, we had regular pasta while he ate his own pizza. Usually, he would gobble that pizza down with no problem, but no, he wanted noodles.
It’s tough to go back to stage one and figure out new foods for him to eat. There are some things that he loves to eat, like yogurt, but they’re so expensive, I only get them occasionally. I don’t have time in the mornings to make pancakes for him, which he always scarfs down. And at dinner, he regularly ignores his vegetables and potatoes.
Any tips out there for feeding difficult toddlers? Right now, breakfast is the toughest thing, but I’m working around that by making something on the weekend that he can eat through the week. I’d love to hear what you say.