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  1. #1
    Omelet Guest

    Default Feeding the boyz...

    Babysitting the nephews again today. :-)

    Earlier when Chas brought them over, he said they were ready for lunch.
    That was aboug 11 AM. The eldest (Dyson, 6 y/o) asked for scrambled eggs
    and cheese. QED.
    I also sliced up and nuked some smoked sausage.

    I'll have them here until late tonight.

    I just gently heated some cooked shrimp and put it out for them. They
    are enjoying that, plus some raw baby spinach coated with bacon ranch
    dressing.

    Morgan, the 3 y/o, refused to try that at first until I told him he
    could spit it out if he didn't like it. Needless to say, he didn't spit
    it out. <g>

    Both are currently diving into the bowl of "salad"...

    I like babysitting.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once." -- Anonymous

  2. #2
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-1E5014.15560301022009
    @news-wc.giganews.com:

    > Babysitting the nephews again today. :-)
    >
    > Earlier when Chas brought them over, he said they were ready for lunch.
    > That was aboug 11 AM. The eldest (Dyson, 6 y/o) asked for scrambled eggs
    > and cheese. QED.
    > I also sliced up and nuked some smoked sausage.





    First mistake. You *never* give them what they want/ask for.


    When I was babysitting/looking after the kids, I'd say "Are you lot
    hungry?"........ and then I'd put food in front of them.


    "What's that? You don't want to eat what's there? No worries.... move away
    from the table so the rest of then can get fed."

    "What's that? You're hungry? There's food on the table. If you don't want
    to eat it, then it looks like you're going to stay hungry."


    >
    > I like babysitting.




    I'm glad I don't have to do it anymore.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

  3. #3
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    In article <[email protected]> ,
    PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-1E5014.15560301022009
    > @news-wc.giganews.com:
    >
    > > Babysitting the nephews again today. :-)
    > >
    > > Earlier when Chas brought them over, he said they were ready for lunch.
    > > That was aboug 11 AM. The eldest (Dyson, 6 y/o) asked for scrambled eggs
    > > and cheese. QED.
    > > I also sliced up and nuked some smoked sausage.

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > First mistake. You *never* give them what they want/ask for.


    Why not? I had eggs and cheese, and I can cook scrambled eggs. :-)
    They ate them up.

    >
    >
    > When I was babysitting/looking after the kids, I'd say "Are you lot
    > hungry?"........ and then I'd put food in front of them.
    >
    >
    > "What's that? You don't want to eat what's there? No worries.... move away
    > from the table so the rest of then can get fed."
    >
    > "What's that? You're hungry? There's food on the table. If you don't want
    > to eat it, then it looks like you're going to stay hungry."


    Sorry, but I prefer not to treat the boys the way I HATED to be treated
    when I was their age.

    Kids have rights too.

    I still remember what it was like and it was bloody unfair.
    It sucked big time!

    My sister and brother in law have never forced these two to eat stuff
    they don't like and as a result, they eat almost everything! That can't
    be said about a lot of kids.

    Lynn's kids are the same way as they were treated the same way. Lynn is
    my best friend and I sometimes babysit her kids too. They will try
    anything I offer them as they know they won't be forced to eat it if
    they don't like it.

    They all love Sushi for instance. :-) Not too many can claim that.
    >
    >
    > >
    > > I like babysitting.

    >
    >
    >
    > I'm glad I don't have to do it anymore.


    See above. Sorry Peter, but we'll have to agree to disagree on that one!
    Cut kids a little slack and they can be a joy to have around. I love
    them.

    And I've never even had any of my own...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "If the enemy is in range, so are you."
    -Infantry Journal

  4. #4
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in
    news[email protected]:


    >
    > See above. Sorry Peter, but we'll have to agree to disagree on that one!



    I wouldn't have it any other way!!


    (I'll get back to you on the rest of it after some shuteye.)



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you who you are.

    Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    In article <[email protected]> ,
    PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news[email protected]:
    >
    >
    > >
    > > See above. Sorry Peter, but we'll have to agree to disagree on that one!

    >
    >
    > I wouldn't have it any other way!!
    >
    >
    > (I'll get back to you on the rest of it after some shuteye.)


    Cheers!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "If the enemy is in range, so are you."
    -Infantry Journal

  6. #6
    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:16:20 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >Kids have rights too.


    When their name is on the deed.....they get to make up the rules. Be
    THE PARENT OR CARETAKER first!!! They will thank you later and
    learn valuable lessons in rearing their own children.







  7. #7
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Mr. Bill <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:16:20 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >Kids have rights too.

    >
    > When their name is on the deed.....they get to make up the rules. Be
    > THE PARENT OR CARETAKER first!!!


    Bull****.

    > They will thank you later and
    > learn valuable lessons in rearing their own children.
    >
    >
    >
    >


    And they will hate certain foods for the rest of their lives...

    I will NOT treat my nephews like I was treated! And my sister won't
    either.

    As a result, these two kids love a far greater variety and are not
    afraid to try stuff.

    We really need to get over the power trip too many parents practice
    against their kids. It's just plain ****ing WRONG!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "If the enemy is in range, so are you."
    -Infantry Journal

  8. #8
    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 11:09:36 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > It's just plain


    ....your foul language probably doesn't permit you to read anything but
    a newsgroup.

    This would be appropriate...................Proverbs 13:24

    Obvious...you do not have children of your own....and maybe a small
    blessing is disguise.





  9. #9
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Mr. Bill <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 11:09:36 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > It's just plain

    >
    > ...your foul language probably doesn't permit you to read anything but
    > a newsgroup.
    >
    > This would be appropriate...................Proverbs 13:24
    >
    > Obvious...you do not have children of your own....and maybe a small
    > blessing is disguise.


    Nope! I don't. I just get to borrow children and give them back when I'm
    done playing with them.

    Which might explain why I refuse to abuse them like you do.

    Forcing kids to eat food they don't like is ABUSE! And there is no way
    in hell you are ever going to convince me otherwise.

    Unlike you, I remember what it was like to be a kid. I won't subject
    children under MY care to that kind of horrific treatment.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "If the enemy is in range, so are you."
    -Infantry Journal

  10. #10
    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:57:59 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Unlike you, I remember what it was like to be a kid. I won't subject
    >children under MY care to that kind of horrific treatment.


    I am sorry that your childhood environment was "horrific". There
    are many good doctors today that could help you through your childhood
    nightmares that you have brought with you to your adult life.

    May you find peace and learn forgiveness. It is affecting your adult
    thinking.






  11. #11
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Mr. Bill <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:57:59 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Unlike you, I remember what it was like to be a kid. I won't subject
    > >children under MY care to that kind of horrific treatment.

    >
    > I am sorry that your childhood environment was "horrific". There
    > are many good doctors today that could help you through your childhood
    > nightmares that you have brought with you to your adult life.
    >
    > May you find peace and learn forgiveness. It is affecting your adult
    > thinking.
    >


    My gods... You are such a hypocrite.

    So, you will force children to eat food that tastes likes **** to them.
    I feel sorry for any kids under your care...

    All you will do is warp their adult tastes!
    Trust me on that!

    My sister got it right. To date, the only food Dyson dislikes is mashed
    spuds. He adores all kinds of Sushi!

    He's 6.

    That's pretty good in MY book!

    Last night I offered Morgan some baby spinach leaves in Bacon Ranch
    dressing. Morgan is 3. He did not want them at first until I reassured
    him he could spit it in the trash if he did not like it.

    He ate a lot of them after that. ;-)

    Forcing kids to eat stuff they don't like is WRONG. All it does is
    scare them. Sis' and my method is better.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "If the enemy is in range, so are you."
    -Infantry Journal

  12. #12
    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    Omelet wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Mr. Bill <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:16:20 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Kids have rights too.

    >>
    >>When their name is on the deed.....they get to make up the rules. Be
    >>THE PARENT OR CARETAKER first!!!

    >
    >
    > Bull****.
    >
    >
    >>They will thank you later and
    >>learn valuable lessons in rearing their own children.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > And they will hate certain foods for the rest of their lives...
    >
    > I will NOT treat my nephews like I was treated! And my sister won't
    > either.


    My mother was an indifferent cook at best but she wasn't generally
    abusive about food. Except for once. When I was 7 she made guacamole
    tostadas (for the very first time) for dinner on Halloween and refused
    to let my sister and I go out for trick or treating until we ate them.
    I stuck mine to the underside of the dinner table when she wasn't
    looking and came back and cleaned it off the next day.

    My younger sister, crying and retching, actually ate hers. I felt sorry
    for her, but not sorry enough to show her how to avoid it. If I had,
    sure as god made little green apples she'd have used it to blackmail me.
    As I've said before, being a **** has consequences.

    However, if my paternal grandmother had raised me I have no doubt that I
    would have wound up bulemic. *She* would fill your plate for you and
    you were expected to Eat It All. This, after my grandfather had been
    plying us with entire bottles of sodas and popsicles and cookies and god
    knows what all else, all afternoon.

    My kids are expected to try a tiny amount of new foods but after that
    they are allowed to say no thank you to items they don't care for.
    They're not allowed to ask for something else but they can say no.

    On a recent trip to Costco, I found my daughter standing in front of the
    cheese case, transfixed by a package of fresh mozzarella. I couldn't
    remember having bought it any time recently and asked her when she'd
    ever had it. "You made a salad with it once, sliced it up with fresh
    tomatoes and basil and olive oil. I was mad when you made me try it but
    it was so good. It's the only way I really like tomatoes. I wish it
    was summer."

    And I was like, huh, who knew?

    >
    > As a result, these two kids love a far greater variety and are not
    > afraid to try stuff.


    My kids will eat just about anything, including, in my daughter's case,
    homemade garlic liver dog treats.

    > We really need to get over the power trip too many parents practice
    > against their kids. It's just plain ****ing WRONG!


    Yup. Food is not a moral issue.


  13. #13
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    "Kathleen" wrote

    > My mother was an indifferent cook at best but she wasn't generally abusive
    > about food. Except for once. When I was 7 she made guacamole


    Giggle, same here. Just once did Mom make me eat liver. I gave it back the
    hard way ;-)

    She didnt fix it again for years and i did voluntarily try it then, same
    result but made it to the sink. After that, she made it rarely and fixed me
    lots of sides (knowing I turn vegetarian easily for a few meals running).
    She'd make my all time favorite side of Macaroni and Cheese (one of her best
    dishes, truely good stuff!) and I'd get a huge plateful while the others
    just got a normal serving and their beloved liver and onions.

    > However, if my paternal grandmother had raised me I have no doubt that I
    > would have wound up bulemic. *She* would fill your plate for you and you
    > were expected to Eat It All. This, after my grandfather had been plying
    > us with entire bottles of sodas and popsicles and cookies and god knows
    > what all else, all afternoon.


    Good lord! Mom never did that.

    > My kids are expected to try a tiny amount of new foods but after that they
    > are allowed to say no thank you to items they don't care for. They're not
    > allowed to ask for something else but they can say no.


    Same here. Only liver squicked me out really bad and only once was I
    required to take a taste. After that, it was voluntary and i did try it
    again because my brother and sister liked it so much.

    > On a recent trip to Costco, I found my daughter standing in front of the
    > cheese case, transfixed by a package of fresh mozzarella. I couldn't
    > remember having bought it any time recently and asked her when she'd ever
    > had it. "You made a salad with it once, sliced it up with fresh tomatoes
    > and basil and olive oil. I was mad when you made me try it but it was so
    > good. It's the only way I really like tomatoes. I wish it was summer."
    >
    > And I was like, huh, who knew?


    ;-)

    >> As a result, these two kids love a far greater variety and are not afraid
    >> to try stuff.

    >
    > My kids will eat just about anything, including, in my daughter's case,
    > homemade garlic liver dog treats.


    Bwahahaha!



  14. #14
    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    cshenk wrote:

    > "Kathleen" wrote


    >>
    >>My kids will eat just about anything, including, in my daughter's case,
    >>homemade garlic liver dog treats.

    >
    >
    > Bwahahaha!
    >
    >


    Seriously.

    This is a kid who had a major fight with her grandmother over not liking
    sauteed chicken livers but then turns around and steals chunks of fresh
    baked dog treats, salts them and eats them.


  15. #15
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    In article <eXHhl.5921$[email protected]>,
    Kathleen <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My mother was an indifferent cook at best but she wasn't generally
    > abusive about food. Except for once. When I was 7 she made guacamole
    > tostadas (for the very first time) for dinner on Halloween and refused
    > to let my sister and I go out for trick or treating until we ate them.
    > I stuck mine to the underside of the dinner table when she wasn't
    > looking and came back and cleaned it off the next day.
    >
    > My younger sister, crying and retching, actually ate hers. I felt sorry
    > for her, but not sorry enough to show her how to avoid it. If I had,
    > sure as god made little green apples she'd have used it to blackmail me.
    > As I've said before, being a **** has consequences.
    >
    > However, if my paternal grandmother had raised me I have no doubt that I
    > would have wound up bulemic. *She* would fill your plate for you and
    > you were expected to Eat It All. This, after my grandfather had been
    > plying us with entire bottles of sodas and popsicles and cookies and god
    > knows what all else, all afternoon.
    >
    > My kids are expected to try a tiny amount of new foods but after that
    > they are allowed to say no thank you to items they don't care for.
    > They're not allowed to ask for something else but they can say no.
    >
    > On a recent trip to Costco, I found my daughter standing in front of the
    > cheese case, transfixed by a package of fresh mozzarella. I couldn't
    > remember having bought it any time recently and asked her when she'd
    > ever had it. "You made a salad with it once, sliced it up with fresh
    > tomatoes and basil and olive oil. I was mad when you made me try it but
    > it was so good. It's the only way I really like tomatoes. I wish it
    > was summer."
    >
    > And I was like, huh, who knew?
    >
    > >
    > > As a result, these two kids love a far greater variety and are not
    > > afraid to try stuff.

    >
    > My kids will eat just about anything, including, in my daughter's case,
    > homemade garlic liver dog treats.
    >
    > > We really need to get over the power trip too many parents practice
    > > against their kids. It's just plain ****ing WRONG!

    >
    > Yup. Food is not a moral issue.


    Thanks Kathleen. :-) I don't have any trouble getting either my
    sister's kids of Linda's kids to at least try stuff. They are allowed to
    spit it out if they don't like it.

    To date, they rarely do!
    And they like my cooking. <g>

    I want to try making some Insalata with queso fresca and spinach leaves
    or Basil. I plan to grow basil this summer...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "If the enemy is in range, so are you."
    -Infantry Journal

  16. #16
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    In article <p3Jhl.17178$%[email protected]>,
    Kathleen <[email protected]> wrote:

    > cshenk wrote:
    >
    > > "Kathleen" wrote

    >
    > >>
    > >>My kids will eat just about anything, including, in my daughter's case,
    > >>homemade garlic liver dog treats.

    > >
    > >
    > > Bwahahaha!
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Seriously.
    >
    > This is a kid who had a major fight with her grandmother over not liking
    > sauteed chicken livers but then turns around and steals chunks of fresh
    > baked dog treats, salts them and eats them.


    That's too funny. :-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "If the enemy is in range, so are you."
    -Infantry Journal

  17. #17
    T Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    In article <[email protected]> ,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-1E5014.15560301022009
    > @news-wc.giganews.com:
    >
    > > Babysitting the nephews again today. :-)
    > >
    > > Earlier when Chas brought them over, he said they were ready for lunch.
    > > That was aboug 11 AM. The eldest (Dyson, 6 y/o) asked for scrambled eggs
    > > and cheese. QED.
    > > I also sliced up and nuked some smoked sausage.

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > First mistake. You *never* give them what they want/ask for.
    >
    >
    > When I was babysitting/looking after the kids, I'd say "Are you lot
    > hungry?"........ and then I'd put food in front of them.
    >
    >
    > "What's that? You don't want to eat what's there? No worries.... move away
    > from the table so the rest of then can get fed."
    >
    > "What's that? You're hungry? There's food on the table. If you don't want
    > to eat it, then it looks like you're going to stay hungry."
    >
    >
    > >
    > > I like babysitting.

    >
    >
    >
    > I'm glad I don't have to do it anymore.



    For about a years time we babysat an eight year old and an infant so
    their mom could do classes.

    Myself and the eight year old were thick as thieves. I know that I'd be
    a very permissive parent if we had any kids.

    Keyron on the other hand. Whoa. One day I went and got us all breakfast,
    and Dominick got french toast. I had to step out for about a half hour
    (Database server issue!) and when I got back Dominick was in tears over
    his french toast. There was maybe a bite or so left.

    Apparently Keyron told him he wasn't getting out of his seat until he
    finished ALL of it

    And now of course we have a new nephew. If its up to me he's going to be
    one spoiled kid.



  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:16:20 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]> ,
    > PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >They all love Sushi for instance. :-) Not too many can claim that.
    >>

    GS (who used to be a picky eater, first class) loves sushi... my DD
    says "It's all in the presentation", because his first sushi
    experiences (age 2) were at a "boat place" where he could reach out
    and grab what appealed to him.
    >>
    >> >
    >> > I like babysitting.

    >>
    >> I'm glad I don't have to do it anymore.

    >
    >See above. Sorry Peter, but we'll have to agree to disagree on that one!
    >Cut kids a little slack and they can be a joy to have around. I love
    >them.
    >
    >And I've never even had any of my own...


    Aunties like you are what many kids need in their lives... firm, but
    flexible.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  19. #19
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    On Mon 02 Feb 2009 09:32:19p, sf told us...

    > On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:16:20 -0600, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>In article <[email protected]> ,
    >> PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>They all love Sushi for instance. :-) Not too many can claim that.
    >>>

    > GS (who used to be a picky eater, first class) loves sushi... my DD
    > says "It's all in the presentation", because his first sushi
    > experiences (age 2) were at a "boat place" where he could reach out
    > and grab what appealed to him.


    At age 2 I would probably have spat it out. At age 64 I know better than to
    take a piece. :-)

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  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Feeding the boyz...

    On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 13:36:22 -0600, Kathleen
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On a recent trip to Costco, I found my daughter standing in front of the
    >cheese case, transfixed by a package of fresh mozzarella. I couldn't
    >remember having bought it any time recently and asked her when she'd
    >ever had it. "You made a salad with it once, sliced it up with fresh
    >tomatoes and basil and olive oil. I was mad when you made me try it but
    >it was so good. It's the only way I really like tomatoes. I wish it
    >was summer."
    >
    >And I was like, huh, who knew?


    LOL! I had the 3 bite rule with my son (and daughter). You had to
    take three bites (not snippets) of whatever food you think is only by
    looking at it and *swallow*. After that, you don't have to eat it.

    Years later, my son told me he *hated* me for doing that. I was
    disappointed, of course, but he followed it up by saying that I was
    right (it tasted good)... but he didn't want to admit it at the time.

    Today, he's a wonderful cook who goes to restaurants and replicates
    what he likes best at home. So, my child abuse was all for the best.

    On the dark side, I clearly remember spending hours (maybe it was more
    like one hour) at the dinner table staring at some horrible yucky
    thing, like mushy canned peas, that I didn't want to eat.




    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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