MrZ picked up NikkiZ yesterday and the director at her daycare told him one of the teachers wanted to go get NikkiZ a Happy Meal for lunch because she wouldn’t eat anything. All day. Not one bite of food. Nada. Zilch. He called me on the way home to make sure I tried to fix her a few things she would eat. Although, as he told them at her daycare when they begged for a list of foods she’d eat, her finicky eating style is not consistent.
It’s not like she’s one of those kids who only eats Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. Or only mac-n-cheese. As a matter of fact, she hates mac-n-cheese. There are a few things she’ll eat. Sometimes. But hardly anything that she’ll eat consistently no matter what.
Corn. She’ll eat corn about anytime you put it in front of her. And strawberry oatmeal. At least she eats that every morning for breakfast no problem. But other than that? There are a few things that are basic staples she’ll eat most of the times: Cheese on Cheeses sandwich crackers, turkey hot dogs, and french fries. But even last night – she wouldn’t eat the french fries. And sometimes she turns down the obvious stuff like ice cream. How I gave birth to a daughter who turns down ice cream, I’ll never know.
We just assured them that we have the same problems at home. We gave them the list of things she’ll eat most of the time, and told them good luck.
…and to send any uneaten food home with her for her pregnant mother. She’ll eat anything and hates to see food go to waste.