April 28, 2016

Let’s stop feeding our kids dinner!

Gavin McInnesArchive

If you can be in an abusive relationship with a 3-year-old, then my wife and I qualify.

My idea for getting some control back over our situation is that we should stop feeding kids dinner -- meaning, children as young as my son.

Toddlers ruin every meal. They refuse to eat my wife's fantastic food, for one thing.

I realize family meals are important, so why do we let toddlers ruin these meals for the rest of the family?

Give them healthy snacks, which is all they want anyway, and let them run around.

I can anticipate all your objections and deal with them in the video!

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commented 2016-04-29 01:03:35 -0400
I can relate. You have a couple of kids and no problem, then one pops put as the devil himself. I rather agree with you Gavin and that goes double for restaurants. If you’ve got a little tyrant on your hands keep him home. Eventually they grow out of it. There is a reason God made them so cute, otherwise…..
commented 2016-04-28 23:39:15 -0400
This one made me laugh from beginning to end. The picture of your young son is priceless.
commented 2016-04-28 21:11:11 -0400
Mr. Gavin, it’s best they are spirited. When they get older they will join THEREBEL.
commented 2016-04-28 20:43:27 -0400
The first years are the formative years. Looks like a rebel. Are you sure he’s yours?
commented 2016-04-28 14:29:21 -0400
I’m past my kids toddler stage of life. I can say that they all grew up well and adjusted. They appreciate a variety of exotic foods and are not obese. The thing we did not do was to have them ruin our dining experience.
commented 2016-04-28 14:14:25 -0400
My husband told me a story of when he was about ten years old. He and his ten siblings were sitting at the dinner table one night and one of his brothers got angry at his other brother and threw a fork at him across the table. It stuck in his forehead. The moral of the story; use paper plates and plastic forks. Haaaaaa!

Out of seven boys (three adults on their own) my four teens still live at home. We don’t eat at the dinner table. I cook buffet style. Dinner in our home can go on for three hours or more of teenage inhale, chew once and swallow. Usually I don’t eat dinner, and they take their dinners wherever they want in the house as long as they clean up the mess and do their dishes.

They are gentlemen in restaurants.
commented 2016-04-28 13:36:00 -0400
Good grief! To a certain degree, I agree with you Gavin. My husband and I raised six children who were born between 1974 and 1984 and had ABSOLUTELY no problem with any of them at any age at the dinner table (although there was always one initially “confined” in a high chair at the appropriate age-related time). As a grandparent, however, I much prefer the youngsters to be fed and out of the way prior to the civilized adults sitting down to the meal. Why? Because today’s parents do NOT exercise their mandatory authority over the little wretches any more, thus making everyone’s life miserable, even the hapless children who have no proper adult direction. What is being discussed here is known as a “first world problem” (thus stupid) which robs all of the joy out of parenthood, leaving the resultant offspring adrift and rudderless. God help this future generation.
commented 2016-04-28 13:23:00 -0400
Yet we didn’t have any of that crap at the table. Toilet trained at 16 months. No bottle at 14 months, that’s what cups are for. From the day of their birth they sat or laid at the table. We parents didn’t put up with all the bullshit parents do now. All them books and blogs that people write need to be burned. You raise your kid like a spoiled brat then you deserve everything that spoiled brat does. All these people that let their kid walk around with a bottle need a slap. Oh don’t feed them solids before their a year. Fuck that. I have pictures of our kids siting on my lap with their hands full of food. And those fucking sippy cups need to go. Teach your kid to drink. What the fuck are they going to do all their lives, walk around with a fucking straw. Ahh fuckoff.