Monday, July 06, 2009

The Need to Feed.

This weekend at my family's annual 4th of July/Mom's (Momo9) Birthday celebration I found myself saying something I never thought I would say.

There were about 25 kids at the party. Maxfield and Wyatt were distracted by all the things to do while at my brother's house, like Wiffle ball, a sand box, horseshoes and 23 other kids to play with that they did not want to stop to eat lunch. I know that when my kids have empty stomachs they are 78% more likely to have a meltdown. I kept asking them to sit and have a sandwich or some fruit. They both refused and I let it go because they were having a great time.

Sometime around mid-afternoon I could tell that my kids were getting a bit irritable and I thought it had to do with them being hungry. I told Max and Wyatt that they needed to stop playing and sit down and eat something. They both put up an argument as I lead them to the food table. I knew if they did not eat there may be meltdown. Most of the lunch items had been cleared and so I offered them what was available. They both put up a fight. They wanted to play.

And that's when I said, "Look, you are going to sit down and eat these brownies and Snow-cones and you are going to like it!"

12 comments:

Ricky said...

I saw you in Walmart on Sunday. I didn't say anything though since after our Chuck E. Cheese encounter, I was pegged a little as a stalker ( Not a stalker just live in the neighborhood;)). I just wanted to let you know I still read.

Melinda said...

Oh, you are so scary with your snow cones and brownie threats.
I'm eatin, I'm eatin!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you didn't tell them they better eat the brownies and snow cones or their next meal may be Poop & Boogies

Bogart in P Towne said...

Who do you think you are, Bill Cosby?

"Dad is great, he gives us the chocolate cake!"

Mwa said...

That's funny.

creative breathing said...

Hi William, Fun fourth! Sleepy Time Stories was absolutely perfect in every way! Made we want to read again and again, like a roller coaster, the build up was superb! E

sari said...

We get that at Thanksgiving. My husband is #10 out of 10 kids and they all have kids and even some of those kids have kids...so there's a pack running around and it's tough getting them to stop for 30 seconds to eat anything (other than cookies). We always know there are going to be meltdowns and crying.

James (SeattleDad) said...

What an Ogre! I bet they never get the good stuff, like brussell sprouts and squash.

kcinnova said...

Bwahahahaha

Of course, meltdown is no laughing matter.

eclectic said...

Force-feeding brownies & sno-cones?! How do I sign up to be one of your kids?

Michelle said...

Some days you just have to force the brownies on them. These kids today, they just don't understand the importance of nutrition.

Mighty M said...

Haha - that is funny. But I agree that fed kids are "less likely but not guaranteed to not meltdown" kids. I like your tip about collecting diamonds. Good idea..