So we have a little problem at the Maxwell household. I am totally asking for your advice so comment away when you are through reading 🙂
I get home with Baby Belle at about 5:30. 9 out of 10 times when we walk in the door she says, “cheese”. She wants a snack. I usually give her something small so that I can get cracking on dinner. I am usually fairly organized with the whole meal planning thing. I do make a weekly menu and shopping list and I do try and have easy to prep or already prepped dinners for when I will be late or when I will be gone for the evening but even so dinner usually takes about an hour to get on the table.
Well my kid gets bored if there is no one to entertain her outside of the kitchen and so she comes to me and wants up or wants to eat. Sometimes I feed her…I mean the kid is probably starving. But sometimes I try to hold out so she will actually eat when the family eats.
You see…if I feed her more than just a little snack before dinner she tends to eat a few bits of dinner and then she is “all done”. I let her down and then she whines at our feet wanting up. It makes me crazy. I look forward to talking to my sister and Kevin about our days and unwinding and enjoying my food. Most nights Baby Belle can make dinner unbearable. I know I need to change something so any and all suggestions are welcome 🙂
Shaunna (I almost typed Friday for some reason instead of my name!)