Monday, September 13, 2010

Bribery: not above it.

In the Haak house, mealtimes are almost always a battle.
Since the beginning of solid foods we have tried everything to get this stubborn (inherited from his daddy...obviously) little guy to eat anything. Our various tactics included everything from distraction to hiding pureed fruits and veggies in anything I could. After all of these things failed we've moved on to a new plan...
This is Tyson's new bribe, I mean reward chart (Forgive the poor photography). If he tries something new or eats really really well, he gets a sticker. You may be impressed by the amount of stickers on there...but you fail to remember I haven't told you how many many days/weeks this thing has been around.
Jason and I are the least picky eaters ever so we are completely baffled at our child who would rather have a glass of milk any day versus putting something in his mouth to chew it. Is this the right tactic? We have no idea. If anyone has any suggestions, we are open. Otherwise, just point me back to this post when Tyson is 16 and eating everything he sees...perhaps then I will be grateful for the inexpensive grocery bills.


Jo said...

Perfect photo. He Tyson trying to be like his Mom with the battle gear on?

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

I have one just like him and at almost 5 she still hardly eats anything. She sure can eat something sweet though! (Does not take after me...right!!) But I have no tips at all...I figure she isn't lacking anything and we have tried everthing. I might be regretting this post when he is as young as 12!!