Toddler dinnertime: Resolution in Rhyme

I really don’t love cooking,
But I really do love you.
For you I would do anything,
Even learn to cook a stew.

In my head I keep a list
Of foods that you prefer.
I know you like to help,
So I always let you stir.

I cook for health and taste,
Put a rainbow on your plate.
I time it oh so carefully,
Not too early, not too late.

Finally the moment comes
To call you to your chair.
We start the meal with such high hopes
But soon there comes despair.

It makes your mama sad
To see salmon on the floor;
Mashed potato on the walls,
Peas rolling out the door.

I know that before bedtime
You just want to have more fun.
But you haven’t even had one bite,
When I hear you shout “All done!”

So I’ve decided in the future,
I’m going to save my time.
You can have a sandwich.
Mummy’s having wine.

Prose for Thought
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10 thoughts on “Toddler dinnertime: Resolution in Rhyme

    1. Thank you 🙂 Luckily, my little man is usually a pretty good eater. He just had a few nights in a row of dinner refusal. It drove me up the wall!!

    1. You’re right. Tomorrow is another day. One day he’ll eat everything. The next day nothing. I guess as long as overall they learn the right things about making healthy choices, some food on the floor here and there isn’t such a big deal 🙂 Thanks for the heartening comment.

    1. Yes, that’s a good point. I should save these poems up and keep them for important events like when the kids want to introduce me to a partner. Parenting – always something new to look forward to 🙂

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