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No Chipmunk Cheeks Here

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Rantings of an Amateur Chef

My sons are not picky eaters. While they are 14 and 17, they really weren’t very picky as youngsters.

When my eldest was very young, like most small children, he would often not want to eat his dinner. As my early parenting skills were still developing, I hadn’t found a good solution to the problem. Cajoling and encouraging rarely worked. Telling him to open up for the train or airplane to come in failed miserably. Being stern and telling him he had to, only led him to put a bite in his mouth and move it to the side like a chipmunk. He proved that while I might be able to get it into his mouth, it was his decision from there on what to do with it.

Eventually, we settled on simplicity. If you don’t want to eat it, fine. We’d cover it and put it into the fridge…

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