8.02.2011

Food fight!!!

No, seriously.  Lol, Thaddeus loves to throw his food off the table at dinner.  It's.driving.me.crazy!!!  I need some tips/tricks/advice on what to do in order to break this annoying habit.  He's only really started doing in the last few weeks.  I'll have his breakfast/lunch/dinner cut up and on the table and he'll just start taking pieces and throwing them on floor.  Most of the time, he doesn't even look, he just knows he's throwing it on the floor - other times he'll do it and then look up at me for a reaction.

I've tried reacting and telling him no.  I've tried ignoring him and pretending I don't notice it.  I've tried pushing the rest of his food away for a little bit and then going back to it.  I've tried only giving him one piece at a time.  I've tried taking him away from the table and bringing him back.  Nothing.works.  I'm at a loss.  So, please, I'm begging you.  If you have/had a food thrower, I'd love some advice on how to make this stop.

While the dogs are loving ever minute of this (even though they don't get to enter the dining room until he's done), mama is not.

And just for fun....
Last year at this time, I was waddling around hauling this massive belly, trying not to pee my pants and thinking my water broke.  We had just scheduled our c-section and were anxiously trying to get through those last few days of pregnancy.  Crazy...I can't believe it's almost been a year.

5 comments :

  1. I was going to ask if you had dogs and then I read that you did. Jake did the same thing and it was because he thought it was funny watching Gizmo eat up everything he threw. It really is just a faze and he will get over it. I started removing Gizmo from the room completely so he doesn't hear him and he stopped doing it as much. Unfortunately it was something he had to grow out of. Now we are just trying to get Jake to not WHIP his sippy cup when he is down with it.
    Good luck!

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  4. That sounds like a normal toddler. My grandson has done the same thing when he eats. This is what we have been doing. We put his food on a small plastic kids plate. When ever he starts to toss his food we grab the plate away and set it in the kitchen. We ask him to sit at the table until the family is finished eating. He gets cranky and it took a few times of whining and he learned we meant business. If he asks for his plate back we retrieve it once but not any more than once. Wishing you good luck.
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  5. OMG I could have written this myself. Jack does the same exact thing, and it drives me nuts. He also has this new thing where he mushes food around in his mouth and then spits it out. And the sippy? Its more like a missile, because all he does it throw it. I have no ideas for you, but just wanted to commisserate!

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