No Fruit!

Sophie is starting to drive me crazy. She has not been eating much fruit of late – stubbornly refusing, in fact, to have more than a few bites here and there.

What’s so frustrating is that she has historically been a fan of all kinds of fruit- until about 2-3 weeks ago. And she’s smart. Because the more I insist and talk about it, the more she resists – with a smirk. Intellectually, I know I just need to stop talking about it. But I can’t help myself. She needs to listen to her mother, for crying out loud.

I have a confession to make. I resorted to bribery with her for the first time this evening. I allowed her a sip of lemonade for every piece of canteloupe she ate. And it worked – in that she ate more melon than she imbibed juice. But hell, I’m not going to resort to that every time she needs to get some nutritious fruit into her belly. I simply refuse to become that person!

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