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A Small Victory, but a victory nonetheless

myspoonistoobig's picture

So tonight, SS stalled like a MOFO during dinner again. I finally had to let my toddler down to do her thing. It was not her fault that he was being a little jerk.

Then he wanted to go do what she was doing, and I demanded that he take at least one bite of his chicken empanada, before he left the table.

"Do I have to?"

I told him no, but that if he didn't, he'd go to bed early.

He gets ready to bite and I warn him, "None of your pretending to vomit either kid. You bite, you chew, you swallow OR you go to bed early. Period."

He bites a bit of the crust off (there is no chicken in it, so I know he's not reacting badly to any 'spices'). Immediately he's on his coughing crusade, like it's so bad he's going to die. He starts shaking his head, and I warn him again.

"No way kid. Chew and swallow or it's early bedtime for you." I'm freaking out a little, because if he really ups and vomits I may feel terrible. What if he's allergic to something? Panic panic panic.

He coughs, sputters. I decide to ignore him and go start the dishes.

Suddenly from behind me he goes, 'I'm done!' I inspect. He is in fact done. And I release him, and look, he's running into the living room to play like he wasn't just about to die.

Hahahha... how bout them apples kid. You've lost, because now I KNOW you're full of shit.

Har har har.


chokinonlemons2u's picture

Every fucking time my skids used to get disciplined they would go make themselves VOMIT into the bathroom sink. F-ing disgusting right? DH would then coddle and cuddle.

One night DH was at work and I scolded SSthen6 for teasing his sister and turned off the game console. What does this lil asshole do? Run to that sink and start the wreching. I told him " you throw up, your cleaning it. All of it"

He looks at me. Then starts again. Pukes all into the damn sink. Turns making a pitiful face crying.

I hand him paper towels, trash bag and lysol wipes. " Now go clean it."

" Your REALLY going to make me CLEAN it????" Crocodile tears gone.

" Every drop of it or your playstation is trash"

He cleaned it. Neither of them ever puked the sink again

matches343's picture

Mine did the same thing- would cry so hard he'd vomit everywhere and when I made him start cleaning it up it stopped happening. Same thing with peeing on the floor- he did it all the time in our old place and never cared that I made him mop the floor on his hands and knees with a sponge and bucket of water first then an old mop- but once in the new house and it hasn't happened since- probably bc the bathroom is much larger loL!.

Rags's picture

Let them barf then let them clean it. I understand the gagging thing if it is a dish you just can't swallow. I had that problem with zuchinni when I was a kid. Pretty much squash of any kind. It was completely involuntary. But I never yacked. I ate it and I moved on.

This is nothing more than a power play and testing boundaries for this kid. He eats or he goes to bed hungry. If he pukes, he cleans.

How old is this kid btw?

IMHO of course.

myspoonistoobig's picture

He's five. At first I was willing to buy the 'texture' problem. But he does it with EVERYTHING he doesn't want to eat.

And last night we pretty much proved it was bullshit.